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Statement on Black Lives

Those of us who work in non-profit organizations are working as hard as we can to make the world a better place. And yet, our world and our communities cannot be that better place as long as people are dying because of the color of their skin.

No matter what our missions are - whatever it is we do to improve lives for people, as long as the unnecessary deaths of our black brothers and sisters by law enforcement officers continues, we cannot rest.

We are not anti-police. We know that most law enforcement officers work to serve the public and risk their lives daily. However, clearly there is a problem that must be addressed. Unarmed African Americans are 5 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than unarmed whites.

We are calling on all non-profit organizations to stand together and say "no more". No more violence and death from law enforcement officers on the black community. We all agree that violence is wrong. We have to stand up. We have to say no more. If all of the non-profits in the country stand up and make a statement more and more people will listen and learn. Together, we must. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness does not mean only if you are white. #NonProfitsforBlackLives

Ways that non-profits can stand up for Black Lives:

Copy this and post on your social media and website, discuss in a staff meeting, make posters to hang in your building, attend rallies and show your support as an organization. How else can you stand up?

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