UPDATE: A Message from LWVOR on Black Lives Matter

UPDATE: A Message from LWVOR on Black Lives Matter

7/1/2020

Contact: League of Women Voters of Oregon, lwvor@lwvor.org, 503-581-5722

The League of Women Voters of Oregon issued the following statement in reference to the murder of George Floyd:

LWV stands with mourners and protesters, nationally and globally. We are horrified by the death of yet another Black person at the hands of a police officer. As a League member, I urge you to re-commit: Be anti-racist; Listen and amplify Black (and other marginalized) voices; Educate yourself and others on this country’s historic and ongoing systemic racism; Advocate for anti-racist policies at all levels of government; Share our NAACP partners’ call: “We must all vote in November – the road to change lies at the ballot box.” Read more.

Rebecca Gladstone, President, League of Women Voters of Oregon