Statement from Carty Finkbeiner

RE Mayor Kapszukiewicz’s comments on “failed effort” by The Movement to increase minority community COVID vaccination rates.

The Blade reports that Mayor Kapszukiewicz criticized The Movement for failing to “increase Lucas County’s vaccination rate, especially among communities of color.” (Kaitlyn Durbin, The Blade, July 24, 2021)

Carty Finkbeiner says it is “…tragic to attack efforts of The Movement, and its leader Tina Butts, an organization that is 3,000 strong and has helped to vaccinate thousands of Toledo residents who otherwise go without this life-saving medicine. They are engaging citizens on the streets of our most challenged neighborhoods, and Tina is a true hero for many, many, many Toledoans.”