Our democracy remains strong in the face of violence

Dear fellow King County employee,

Today we witnessed disgraceful, disturbing scenes of violence and lawlessness in our nation’s capital.

This attack on our democracy is, sadly, not totally unexpected, and is the manifestation and culmination of the last four years of lies, misinformation, and hate. It is unacceptable. It is un-American. And it must end.

Our democracy will outlast this event. We will continue to live by the values that we all hold dear. We will remain focused on the issues that matter to us. We will move forward and build a brighter future for all.

Please be assured that we are closely monitoring the situation, and that there are no safety threats here locally in King County.

This is a sad, dark moment in our nation’s history, but I know that we will get through this together.

Stay safe,

Dow Constantine
King County Executive