A message of support

To the Editor:

The members of the Conners Emerson Civil Rights Team are disappointed and sad about the recent events at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is never okay to use violence against people of any belief or religion. It’s never okay to hurt or kill any person because everyone has the right to their own beliefs and opinions. In this country we have freedom of religion.

We are deeply sorry for anyone who has been hurt or affected by this tragedy, especially those from the Tree of Life Synagogue and the Jewish community in Maine and on Mount Desert Island.

We want to continue to have conversations about how people can feel safe, welcome, and respected for who they are.

We are happy that Jewish neighbors are part of our community on MDI.

Conners Emerson

Civil Rights Team




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