Throughout the history of this country, no progress has ever been achieved without the collective efforts of the people working together. It was the people that took steps to right societal wrongs, and pushed our legislators to create and pass laws that reflect the core values of the masses.
As the District Attorney, it is unacceptable to sit back and declare a city’s proposed legislation unconstitutional without taking steps to come up with solutions. Anyone can discuss problems; true leaders find a way to gather a consensus and generate answers. It is time to put politics aside and think about our future.
As your District Attorney, I will work with local mayors, councils and other elected officials representing Allegheny County, who are advocating to takes steps forward. I applaud the efforts taken by the City of Pittsburgh in its attempts to effectuate change despite its failure to reach the requisite level of constitutionality. Incrementally is key. As we have seen, full out bans do not work and only divide us more.
Time won’t magically fix this problem. Meaningful dialogue, bridge building and collective conversations will.
– Turahn Jenkins
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