Stay in touch. Reach out if you need help. Remain strong.

I wanted to reach out and ask: how are you?

So many of us have seen our routines and our lives up ended in the past few weeks. I know what we face is daunting, but I think those rays of sunlight are starting to break through.

It’s important we take COVID-19 — and prevention measures — seriously, but I wanted to make sure someone is asking how you are.

I also wanted to send a note that didn’t have a donation request. Something from us to you that isn’t partisan.

In fact, recently our party and the Republican party worked together to raise money for a local charity helping the very people affected most by this crisis: Arkansas Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund.

We all know that good health and a good job shouldn’t be a privilege, but that is the daunting reality that we are looking at right now. Our families are being pushed to stress-levels we couldn’t imagine just a few months ago.

My heart goes out to the hundreds of thousands of Arkansans who are being told to stay home but can’t because their job won’t let them, or because they simply can’t afford it. Staying put and letting bills pile up is a luxury most people can’t afford. It’s for these people that the Democratic Party of Arkansas must stand up and offer solutions. Our people deserve better.

We need to all be here for each other. And I want you to have my commitment that our party and I will be here for you and your family, regardless of who you might choice to vote for.

Please reach out to your loved ones and your neighbors, especially those that are elderly and may be alone. It is my sincere hope that we rise from this together as a stronger community, state, and nation.