Rep. Johnson Expressing Support for the People of Guyana in the face of the current flooding
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement on the widespread flooding in Guyana and its disparate impact on people of color:
"I am following closely the catastrophic floods in Guyana and my thoughts and prayers are with the Guyanese people during this extremely difficult time. Guyana has experienced substantial economic growth in recent years, but the COVID-19 pandemic and this national emergency threaten to erode some of those gains. It is important that every person affected by this disaster is able to receive the support they need to rebuild their lives in the shortest possible time.
"Guyana’s wealth is for all the people of Guyana, irrespective of their ethnicity. I urge the current government and leaders of the opposition in the National Assembly to work together towards further strengthening Guyana’s democracy and building a more inclusive nation.
"As a longtime friend of Guyana, I stand ready to work with international partners to support Guyana in the face of this devastating challenge."