Response to the Recent Protests and Police Violence in Our Country

We stand in solidarity with those speaking out against the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, and countless other black people in this country. The recent protests against police brutality and racial violence are born from a need for change. They are a painful reminder that not all in this country have equality, that black, brown, and indigenous people are still facing discrimination and loss of life to a system that does not serve all people.

This is a time for monumental change.  The same structural racism that enables police brutality is the same system that perpetuates inequalities for black people in health, employment, education, and housing that are no less devastating. As we continue our justice work, these oppressive systems must be dismantled in order to ensure that every person in this country can live safely and securely.

We proudly stand with those who demand change in our country.  We are committed to ending the practices that have long held back millions of people in our country and to working hand in hand with others to create a shared affirmative vision of a fair and inclusive society that values all people.  For it isn’t enough to only push down the barriers, new ways forward must be created in their place that provide equal opportunity for all people, no matter the color of their skin. 

Jim King

President and CEO