In the past four years, we've already witnessed a dramatic increase in hate crimes and public hate speech. Immigrant communities are being targeted by opportunists who seek to divide us for political and monetary gain. Meanwhile, LGBTQIA+ and gender-equality activists are on the frontline defending some of our most vulnerable communities from attacks on reproductive rights, gender based violence, and harmful conversion-therapy practices in our state. As your representative, I will actively call out prejudice at the Capitol and in our district. We must stand up for each other as we stand up for ourselves.