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Selma citizens should rise to the occasion

Selma City Councilwoman Miah Jackson had the power of Andra Day’s song “Rise Up” and the support of many local pastors as she presented her message of “Rise Up Selma.”

Jackson is correct in saying that Selma has endured a lot of diversity, and was the start of powerful movements in the nation.

This movement that Jackson is starting is not just about Ward 3 in the city, but it is more about businesses and residents in every part of Selma.

We want this city to be the best it can be.

The time to fix Selma has already passed us.

It is time for action, and it is time for our leaders to take a stand with the rest of us, who are starting groups and coming together to clean up our city.

We believe that Selma can be improved a great deal.

The right people are coming into place to make this happen, and this “Rise Up Selma” could be one of the pieces to start the changes needed to fix Selma.

It is an action that is implemented with action, and not just words.

We hope that all in Ward 3 and across the rest of Selma will join Jackson and the rest on July 14 to rise up and put aside pride and politics to change Selma’s narrative.