The Dallas Cowboys are often proclaimed to be America’s team. Tonight, America’s team has the tremendous opportunity to lead by example on Monday Night Football. Jerry, I understand that you were one of several NFL team owners to donate $1 million to Trump’s inauguration festivities.
The New England Patriots Owner, Robert Kraft, and the Jacksonville Jaguars Owner, Shahid Khan, also donated this sum to Trump. But both these owners and their organizations, among others, have rebuked Trump for his recent speech in Alabama where he asked the audience if they would “love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired’?”
Mr. Jones, when other owners have spoken out and stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their players on the field, your silence and inaction have been deafening.
“I wrote my way out / Wrote everything down far as I could see / I wrote my way out / I looked up and the town had its eyes on me.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda
Last weekend, Jessica Childress and her organization, Juris Prudence LLC, hosted seventeen students for the Juris Prudence Kids Mock Trial Academy in the Ward 7 neighborhood of Washington, D.C.
As the founder and host of the Academy, Childress worked with the East River Family Strengthening Collaborative (ERFSC), community volunteers, sponsors, and the Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library staff to make the event a success. The purpose of the ERFSC grant, which helped to finance the event, is: to reduce violence, expand community support, and develop and improve leadership skills among local youth and families.