I acknowledge the challenges encountered along racial and economic lines in our community and pledge to overcome our differences and disagreements in a way that unites us.
I will seek to engage in constructive and direct conversations with those who think differently.
And I pledge that my conversations and actions will respect the dignity of all those in the Greater Rochester community.
Finally, I believe our unity will ultimately bring us together AND result in meaningful change for our region.
If you agree with this pledge, please fill out this form. Only your name, title and hometown will be displayed publicly.
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These leaders have all signed the pledge:
Mark Assini, Gates supervisor
Maggie Brooks, Monroe County executive
Michael Ciminelli, Rochester police chief
Tim Donaher, Monroe County chief public defender
Sandra Doorley, Monroe County district attorney
Malik Evans, Rochester school board
Cynthia Herriott-Sullivan, Co-chair, Unite Rochester Justice Committee
Anne Kress, President, Monroe Community College
James F. Lawrence, retired D&C editorial page editor
Karen Magnuson, Editor and VP/News, Democrat and Chronicle
Bishop Salvatore Matano, Rochester Catholic Diocese
Tim McCauley, Community activist
George Moses, Community activist
Patrick O’Flynn, Sheriff, Monroe County
Chuck Perreaud, Monroe County Jury Commissioner
Rev. Raymond Scott, Community activist
Rev. James C. Simmons, Pastor, Baber AME Church
Bolgen Vargas, Superintendent, Rochester schools
Sherry Walker-Cowart, Executive director, Center for Dispute Settlement
Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester