Happy Pride Month, gun safety efforts, AANHPI Month recap, updates from the Council, and much more

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June 2, 2022


Happy Pride Month!

Dear Friends and Neighbors,                                                                                                         

In the midst of all the chaos and tragedy of the past few weeks (see below for information on an upcoming meeting on gun safety efforts in King County), there have also been reasons for celebration and remembrance. May was Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. AANHPI individuals have been so influential in the King County community, and the rich diversity of cultures in the AANHPI community truly make King County a more vibrant place to live. King County put together a short video to highlight some of the stories, struggles, and successes of a few AANHPI leaders. I highly recommend checking it out here.

And as one month ends, another begins. June 1st kicked off the first day of Pride Month! Every individual should be able to openly be exactly who they are, and Pride is an important reminder that those rights need to be fought for and protected. In June 1969, the Stonewall Uprising served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the U.S. and around the world. Now, each June, we take a month to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, and to re-affirm the idea that there is a place for everyone here in King County.

Some of my team is still out sick, so this enews edition is shorter than usual, as was last week’s. As always, I would like to hear from you. You can call me at 206-477-1004 or you can reach me by email at jeanne.kohl-welles@kingcounty.gov.  

All the best and I hope you are staying safe.