Philanthropies Condemn Political Violence, Call on Leaders to Protect Democracy and Get Back to the People’s Business
Solidiare stands in solidarity with the coalition of philanthropic organizations condemning this week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. We call on leaders to help our democracy live up to its ideals. An excerpt from the joint statement reads:
As the U.S. faces the most dire global health emergency in 100 years, the worst economic crisis in modern history, and a racial reckoning overdue for centuries, it is time to move on from last year’s election, cease further delays in the transition of power, and turn to governance. To our duly elected leaders, we urge you to follow facts and let science lead the way toward solving the COVID-19 crisis. We encourage you to listen to diverse voices — including those of people who have been overlooked, forgotten, and excluded, and who are facing persistent threats to their lives and livelihoods. We call on you to repair our tattered social fabric and help our democracy live up to its ideals. And we stand ready to work with you to move our country forward and increase opportunity for all who call it home.
Read the full statement here.
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