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Dear Neighbor,

July is flying by! While this season can be quite busy, I hope that you set some time aside to enjoy the array of festivities in our city.  As always, I want to hear from you about your legislative priorities as we continue to move through the 2017-19 Legislative Session.... for more click here.

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. During this month, we recognize the struggle millions of Americans living with a mental illness, especially those from communities of color.

Though mental health treatment and the stigma against mental illness needs to be addressed across the board, the burden of these conditions is particularly bad for people of color for a multitude of reasons...for more click here.

 

Family Separation at the U.S. Southern Border
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Earlier this year, the Trump administration implemented a “Zero Tolerance policy” in an attempt to expedite punishment of unauthorized immigrants and to deter future family migration from Central America. Under this zero-tolerance policy, all adults with border-crossing offenses are referred to prosecution. Apprehended parents or guardians are forcibly separated from their children while their cases are adjudicated. Within six weeks (from May 2018 to mid-June 2018) 2,342 children have been separated from their parents.

Despite claims from the Trump administration that separated children are “well taken care of” and that detention centers are “up to federal standards,” images of kids held in metal cages sprawled on concrete flooring speak of horrific conditions...for more click here.


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Non-Profit of the Month:
Lake Park Friends
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Neighbor of the Month:
Alyssa Molinski
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Business of the Month:
Babe's Ice Cream
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Adoptable from the
Humane Society
Zeus
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Adoptable from MADACC
Billy
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