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On the Passing of Mayor Edwin M. Lee

Katie Albright, Chief Executive Officer
December 13, 2017

Dear Safe & Sound Community,

We have lost a true friend. Mayor Edwin M. Lee was an incredible champion for children and families. He advocated for the health and safety of all children, in every neighborhood of our city.

He cared deeply about the environment children grow up in and was passionate about ending violence within homes and neighborhoods. Mayor Lee stood against hatred and with San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents. He truly understood and promoted our shared belief in the community’s collective responsibility to protect children.

We will never forget his steadfast support as we undertook to create San Francisco’s Children’s Advocacy Center — a place for children who have been abused to find justice and begin to heal. We could not have hoped for a better ally than Mayor Lee. He encouraged us every step of the way and San Francisco’s children are better off for it.

His legacy is one of tolerance, compassion, and true partnership.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and our entire San Francisco community.

With gratitude & sadness,
Katie Albright, Executive Director
Safe & Sound

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