Duluth Leaders Call For Political Unity After Trump’s Win

Tensions are high and protests have been breaking out across cities in the nation since President-elect Donald Trump took the big win on election day.  But Sunday, community, religious, and educational leaders made a call for unity.

The meeting wasn’t held as a political rally in support or opposition of specific candidates or issues, but rather, it was a gathering to call for peace and healing through the community.

“It felt like the right time to join together as one community and say, we are moving forward,” said Duluth Mayor Emily Larson.

People from diverse groups and organizations spoke at the event, where differences were recognized, and put aside to come together for the greater good.

“To me there’s no word greater in the dictionary than love. Love your neighbors, love your children, love yourself enough to not let hate gain residence in your heart,” said Carl Crawford, the Human Rights Officer for the City of Duluth.

 Speakers addressed topics like racism in the community and schools, and what we can do to move forward.

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