Former Democratic mayoral candidate and director of advocacy organization VOCAL-KY Shameka Parrish-Wright, who was prominent during the racial justice protests in the summer of 2020, released a statement acknowledging the work of the Louisville demonstrators, as well as the journalists who stayed on the story.
“People sacrificed their jobs, health, housing and more to stand with the family of Breonna Taylor,” she said. “This was not the work of one person, one group or one law firm, but a coalition of people from diverse backgrounds and professions dedicated to seeking Justice for Breonna Taylor and the many more victims of police abuse, violence and police brutality. VOCAL-KY wants to lift up the protestors still fighting their cases, and the pro bono attorneys who continue to show up. We want to commend the amazing local and national journalists who would not let Breonna and her story be buried.”