Today, we join and support our partners (The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, NAACP, National Urban League, National Action Network) in observing a National Day of Mourning, as George Floyd’s family lays their loved one to rest.
In the words of our partners:
“There is only one way out of this crisis. The rift between the police and the communities they are sworn to protect can be healed only by a comprehensive and realistic plan for reform and accountability.”
“… We stand with impacted families and communities as they remember and mourn George Floyd, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor and countless others. We cannot rest until we get true justice for African Americans and other marginalized communities who bear the brunt of police violence.”
We echo their call and urge all Americans to do the same.