Councilman Hirschmann’s Address to the Harrisonburg Back the Blue Rally

Councilman George Hirschmann at JMU Protest – 6/13/2020

This morning I had the honor of attending and addressing the Harrisonburg Back the Blue Rally. It was a great show of support for our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line. The Harrisonburg Police Department among the best law enforcement agencies in the country, and we are truly lucky to have them serving our community.

Councilman Hirschmann’s Thoughts on the Harrisonburg Back the Blue Rally

Councilman George Hirschmann at JMU Protest – 6/13/2020

On August 22nd, Councilman Hirschmann attended the Harrisonburg Back the Blue Rally. Above are his thoughts on the rally.

Councilman Hirschmann’s August 19th Council Update – CARES Act Funding

Councilman George Hirschmann at JMU Protest – 6/13/2020

On August 18th, the Harrisonburg City Council held a special session to determine the way in which CAREs Act funding will be distributed across the city. The Council ultimately decided to create a committee which will meet to distribute these funds around the city.

Councilman Hirschmann’s August 11th City Council Update

https://youtu.be/VKN1oulmTFg

Councilman George Hirschmann discusses the City Council’s unanimous decision to limit social gathering to 50 people or less with church gatherings, weddings and protests being exempt.

It’s Time To Give Our Teacher’s a Raise

Councilman George Hirschmann at JMU Protest – 6/13/2020

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our wonderful teachers who were already in need of a raise have been asked to step up and work extra hard to benefit the children they teach. Because of this, it’s time City Council finds the funds to give our teachers a much needed raise.

Helping Businesses Recover

Businesses are struggling to keep their doors open across the country, and Harrisonburg has not been exempt from this trend. It is our responsibility as citizens to ensure we do all we can to support the business in Harrisonburg.

Councilman Hirschmann at JMU Protest

Councilman George Hirschmann at JMU Protest – 6/13/2020

Harrisonburg’s motto is the “Friendly City,” as such our community needs to strive to listen to and understand the lived experiences of our African American neighbors. The current social justice movement which has seen protests nationwide is essential and George is proud to have marched alongside so many of you during the various marches in Harrisonburg including one on JMU’s campus. The discussions occurring during this movement are necessary and it is time for meaningful change. Now more than ever it is important we continue to shine light on incidents of racism and discrimination so that everyone feels that there is true equality and justice for all.

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