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We all must speak out against racism and violence!

Below is a message I received from the LWV (League of Women Voters) and at Big Papa
Foundation we would like to share it and echo
and amplify ?
their message.
We have always felt that WE ARE ALL IN
THIS TOGETHER – all of us truly means
everyone. In order for our democracy to operate as intended- everyone must participate so that the will of the People is clear and so it will be carried out! Your vote empowers you !
Do not let the events of these
strange days frighten you into submission.
Register to Vote! And cast your ballot however you can! By Mail or in person at the ballot box ?! Everyone must be heard this November!
We can no longer sit on the sidelines and allow systemic racism to be tolerated or misogyny or hate (in speech or action) of any kind.
Your vote is your voice! When we
all do our part this nation will rise up
stronger than ever before! Unified in love
and equality! We all must speak out against racism and violence!
Please read & share the League’s message below.
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

Dear Casey,
I’m sure you have watched the events of the last week with as much sadness as I
have. Black people across this country continue to be the target of police violence. It is not
enough to stand in solidarity with the Black
community. We must take action to deconstruct systemic racism everywhere. We honor George Floyd’s life
by committing to deepening our anti-racism
work throughout the League.Today LWVUS
issued the following statement which you can read online here
The League of Women Voters
grieves the murders of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives that have been tragically taken at the hands of rogue law enforcement officers who are rarely held fully accountable for their actions. We also mourn those who have lost
their lives or been harmed, mentally or physically, as a result of America’s pervasive culture of
anti-blackness. The systems of oppression that
perpetuated the myth of white supremacy in our
country must be dismantled if we are ever to become the nation we pledge to be—indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
As an organization
mission is to empower voters and defend democracy, we stand in solidarity with all Black communities. The League shall do so not only by speaking out against racism in all forms, but by doing the
work required of us to be anti-racist.
We are
committed to listening to and amplifying Black
voices, and educating ourselves and our children on the historic and ongoing systemic racism that plagues
this country.
The League acknowledges, painfully,
that America is a nation founded on racism.
Therefore, all who live in this country must
to and participate in organizations actively
working to achieve full liberation and inclusive
freedom. We must all advocate for anti-racist
policies at every level of government.We join the League of Women Voters of Minnesota in calling on law
enforcement officials to provide transparency
during this investigation, and to seek justice for
George Floyd, his family, and his community.
Finally, we echo the call of our partners at the NAACP: we
must all vote in November – the road to change
lies at the ballot box.
We commend the Minnesota, Minneapolis, and St. Paul Leagues for their leadership in their
communities at this trying time
and the national office stands with you.
You can read the Minnesota League
statement here
In these trying times, the League’s commitment to democracy requires us to speak out against
racism and violence. I hope you will join me in
this commitment by doing the work required of us to be an anti-racist organization. 
In League,
Virginia Kase
CEO League of Women Voters
George Floyd’s life mattered.

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