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Pelosi Statement on the Passing of Terence Hallinan

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following the passing of former San Francisco District Attorney and Member of the Board of Supervisors, Terence Hallinan:

“In San Francisco, Terence Hallinan was a progressive icon and a champion for justice.  His passing is a deep personal loss for his family and friends, and a profound official loss for our city. 

“Terence Hallinan was a proud son of San Francisco who embodied his family’s tradition of public service.  Whether as a member of the Board of Supervisors or as District Attorney, he never shied away from a fight or from standing up for what was right.  Inspired by his years of civil rights and anti-war activism, Terence Hallinan understood and celebrated the beautiful diversity that enriches our city, and worked to expand opportunity for vulnerable and marginalized communities by ensuring that everyone had a seat at the table.  In his work, he expanded the notion of what justice could mean, and in the process gave countless young people and non-violent offenders the support and resources needed to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.  

“Terence Hallinan leaves a powerful legacy of progress that will continue to inspire all those committed to justice and opportunity for all.  May it be a comfort to the entire Hallinan family that so many mourn with and pray for them at this sad time.”

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