Monday, March 22, 2021

Statement on Anti-Asian Hate

My statement on attacks against the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. I encourage everyone to stand up for members of the AAPI community. 

The violence, hate and xenophobia being waged against the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic is appalling. Violence and discrimination against any ethnic group is wrong and unacceptable.

We must collectively do the right thing and rise above the hate, vitriol and attacks and stand up for those in the AAPI community. It takes all of us to cultivate a culture where love, respect, and kindness are exemplified. We cannot heal and unite as a nation if innocent people are being attacked simply for who they are.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Remembering Osaze Osagie

Today marks the second anniversary of the death of Osaze Osagie, who was shot by police who were serving a mental health warrant. The loss not only hurt a family but a community. Never should a mental health crisis have to end in death. The tragedy of March 20, 2019 has opened many doors and raised awareness on what we can do to better approach mental health crises while addressing racial justice issues in our community. We must never forget where we came from and continue to push forward in promoting a community that seeks reconciliation, unity and equality.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Jeremie Thompson Announces Campaign for Ferguson Township Supervisor

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Jeremie Thompson will be seeking election to the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors this year. 

Jeremie is an experienced and dedicated resident of the Township. Current Chair of the Ferguson Township Planning Commission, Jeremie will bring years of knowledge and understanding of the Township to the Board of Supervisors. Over the past 3 years, Jeremie has collaborated with board members, planning commission members, regional partners, staff, and residents on the Zoning and Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance re-write, the adoption of the Tree Preservation Ordinance, as well as many transportation improvements and housing affordability matters. He previously served as Ferguson Township representative to the Centre Region Planning Commission.

Outside of his work on the Planning Commission, Jeremie is currently a Human Resources Associate at Penn State University. In addition, Jeremie is also a freelance Merchandiser for Winston Retail Solutions providing field merchandising services for Adidas, UnderArmour, Levi’s, Samsung and other retail clients. Previously, Jeremie worked extensively in customer service and retail.

Jeremie is a graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a degree in Labor and Employment Relations. He has lived in the Park Forest neighborhood for the past 8 years.