*** L.O.V.E. in a Time of National Crisis ***
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of George Floyd. The actions of the four police officers in Minneapolis who took his life were reprehensible and we call for the justice system to do the right thing and hold them accountable. We encourage peaceful protests but we do not condone violence, looting, or any further loss of life or property. As Congressman John Lewis says, make “good trouble,” not bad. Everyone, please remember, we are all neighbors, and friends, and even family members — police and community members are one community.
During this extraordinarily difficult time for our nation, increased empathy training & mental health support for peace officers and other community members, together in the same space, is vital. Some may say “tensions are too high for training.” This is exactly the time we need to learn reconciliation with one another, as one community, as one family. We at L.O.V.E. Is The Answer are here to help people and communities heal.
It’s time to put L.O.V.E. into action: It’s time to LEARN about each other, OPEN our hearts to each other, VOLUNTEER to be part of the solution in each other’s life, and EMPOWER each other to do the same. It’s not going to be easy, but trust me, it will be worth it.
CLICK HERE FOR OUR “LOVE 3 WAYS” PDF — A CALL TO ACTION TO PUT L.O.V.E. INTO ACTION — A PLAN TO TURN PAIN INTO PURPOSE