Social Responsibility in Youth
with Mayor Craig Morgan
About this Interview
Due to the recent explosion of COVID-19 cases in Texas and the upcoming reopening of schools, we wanted to prevent the next uptick in cases, especially in our peers. A recent statistic showed that almost 50% of new cases are from Texans in their 20’s and younger, so we hope that spreading awareness will inspire our peers to make better choices.
We are honored to have Mayor Craig Morgan of the City of Round Rock speak with us on the importance of this. In this interview with him, we not only cover this, but also other aspects of COVID-19, such as how it’s affecting the Round Rock economy, his perspective as a mayor, and public optimism.
Feel free to read more about Mayor Morgan’s work at craigmorganformayor.com!
Mayor Morgan has helped guide Round Rock through these tumultuous times, and he shares with us some of his insights from doing so. Here are some of the key takeaways from the interview:
Wearing a mask shouldn’t be a political matter, but rather, one of protection and safety. It is important for us to unify as Americans and not allow partisanship to interfere with our health.
Although younger people may not be affected personally, there is a high chance that we can transmit the virus to their loved ones (parents and grandparents) and vulnerable populations. Mindful of this, we should limit our interactions and outdoor time.
We should strive to keep our schools safe during these times, especially because we need to support low-income and underprivileged students who don’t have the option of learning virtually.
In the Round Rock community, there are many nonprofit organizations that seek to help those who are underprivileged. Together We See hopes to contribute in any way we can to these organizations — we are currently partnered with Casa Marianella, a local homeless shelter for refugees and immigrants and are organizing a donation drive for them. If you have spare PPE or masks, please consider making a small donation.