Westport First Selectwoman Reaffirms Commitment to Safe & Supportive Community

Westport First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker issues statement, reaffirming commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive community

“Every time I speak publicly, even as recently as last week at the State of the Town address, I state that one of my top priorities is to ensure Westport is a place where everyone feels like they belong - where people feel safe and seen and heard. I regularly acknowledge that we have more work to do as a community. 

It is with shock and disappointment that I listen to the devastating comments made by parents at the Board of Education meeting this week. I want the residents and business owners to know there is no place for any form of hate in Westport. There is no place for racism in Westport. Our community strongly rejects hate in all forms.

We must all stand together and speak clearly and unequivocally on this issue. We should demand accountability. Westport has my unwavering commitment to continue to work with local leaders, including TEAM Westport and the school administration, to create a supportive environment where we, as Superintendent Tom Scarice said, treat each other with dignity and respect. We all want to feel like we belong. Every one of us deserves to feel valued. When one of us is harmed, we are all harmed.”


Submitted by Town of Westport

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