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Statement on Police Shooting of Jacob Blake


“Once again, we are confronted with the news of another police shooting of a Black man in our country. Our thoughts are with Jacob Blake and his family after last night’s shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin. We are hoping for his speedy recovery and we stand in solidarity with those demanding justice and accountability for this horrific act.

“Black and Brown communities have suffered this kind of brutality and systemic racism for far too long. It's time for our leaders to act and confront the racism and white supremacy that infect our institutions and perpetuate violence against people of color. Whether in the form of police brutality or the rampant pollution allowed to fester in BIPOC communities, we must address the deep roots of these inequalities that place lives and health at risk.”