Statement from A Community Voice / ACORN International / Local 100 United Labor Unions on the Ongoing Protests and Killing of George Floyd by Police in Minneapolis

Statement from A Community Voice / ACORN International / Local 100 United Labor Unions on the Ongoing Protests and Killing of George Floyd by Police in Minneapolis

Ashley Landis / AP

Our hearts fill and bleed watching the police suffocate George Floyd as all of us bear witness. We are there, too, unless we act! We are full of grief for his family and our people, we send prayers, with fists raised and a never-ending commitment to fight for change that will end the United States and the world’s own never-ending pandemic of ardent racism.

The lengthy history of repulsive injustice shows the America at its worst. Pathological cruelties to blacks by whites justifies anger and protests until we have equal treatment throughout the entire criminal justice system. As Americans we join with the voices other countries calling for accountability from the courts to elected officials to employers and all others who are responsible for working with us for systemic change.

We demand fairness and equality for all, and finally an end racism.

As the great ACORN leader Beulah Labostrie often called us all to action,

We will show the fight in us until justice is won.


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