We see messages in various media that we live in difficult, challenging times. That has been brought into clear focus with events over the last ten days. As time passes, messages of support, hope, and advice make their way into the public space. In our corner of it, some members (present and past) of the Washington Capitals community have made their voices heard. Here are a few:
RIP George Floyd so sad to see what happening everywhere and DC!! it is so important for us to respect and love each other no matter what we look like!!!! We need listen and do change...pls stay safe....take care each other and family— Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) June 2, 2020
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#BlackLivesMatter. Like many, I grieve the senseless murder of George Floyd and countless other black Americans. The racism that plagues our country is unacceptable. While as a white man I have not experienced racism and its anguish firsthand, I stand in support of those who have and acknowledge the need to deeply transform as a country. We have to do better to eliminate all forms of racism and inspire positive, permanent change. I have always believed that actions speak louder than words, but I felt it was necessary and important to add my voice to help advance things in any way I can. I am committed to using my position to learn, listen and be a part of the solution.