The Greene County Democratic Party has joined the Dayton City Commission and Montgomery County Commissioners in declaring racism a public health emergency and the order to remove the statue of Christopher Columbus outside city hall in Columbus are among the things you should know today about the demand for change, in the aftermath of the Memorial Day death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police:
- After announcing earlier this month five focus areas to reform the Dayton Police Department, city commissioners have announced the working groups that will help with changes. The five work groups will focus on police oversight, use-of-force, training, engagement, and recruitment and promotion.
- Christopher Columbus out?: The mayor of Columbus wants the statue of the explorer taken down.
- Greene County Democrats: The party executive committee of the Greene County Democratic Party on Thursday unanimously passed resolutions “Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis” and “Supporting Voting Rights and a Safe, Fair and Accessible General Election.”
- Cedarville University honors: A wing of a new residence hall will bear the name of the university’s first black student
What else you should know today about the demand for change: