August 23, 2021
Contact: Thad Nation, 414-412-7814,

Statement from Alex Lasry on the One Year Anniversary of the Shooting of Jacob Blake

“I want to offer my condolences to Jacob and the Blake family, and to all the families of the victims of the senseless violence that occurred in the aftermath of Jacob being shot last summer.

We can never forget what happened in Kenosha. It is up to each of us to make sure that this year’s anniversary is not just a reminder of last summer’s horrifying violence, but a call to action for all the work that is still ahead of us. A year later, we still have not seen true accountability for what happened to Jacob.

Last summer, people rose up and demanded change. We have seen the Kenosha community come together, lean on one another, and continue to fight for justice. Just this weekend, there was a rally in Kenosha to continue this fight.

I urge everyone to continue marching and continue supporting the Blake family and Kenosha community as they keep up the fight to ensure that what happened to Jacob does not happen again.”

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