I have been very fortunate in my life to be involved in public service on behalf of Missourians at the local, state, and federal levels. It’s no secret that in my career of public service, I have made a conscious effort to promote policies that uplift the Black community, from passing hair braiding freedom legislation to fighting for economic empowerment to fighting for criminal justice reform to speaking out against racism and hatred wherever I see it. This is core to who I am. One of my strongest convictions is that lifting Black people up does NOT require tearing anybody down. To me, that’s the biggest mistake made by the Woke Left today.