Conley discusses pandemic recovery, uphill battle during media roundtable

“The status quo is literally killing people,” Conley, the assistant town solicitor in Johnston, said. “From my perspective, true freedom is only borne from true equity, and true equity means that if on the day we’re born we can predict our health and wealth based on our ZIP code, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality … that’s an indicator that we’re not truly free. That we don’t really have equal opportunity, and fundamentally all these problems are because of how we have arranged our economy.”