The cornerstone of a just society is equality.
We Gotchya supports equality at all levels: racial equality, gender equality, economic equality. That is why we stand united with peaceful protesters who are elevating their voices to spread a variety of equality-related messages.
The unjust death of George Floyd at the knee of a police officer has been a grim reminder of the continuing racial inequities in our country. July 2 will be the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, yet the protections of that act still are not fully afforded to members of the Black community, as well as other historically marginalized racial, ethnic, gender, and religious groups. Members of the Black community continue to experience systemic discrimination at a disproportionate rate from institutional systems, such as education, banking, health care, and public safety. These effects are further compounded by overlapping systems that marginalize groups based on any combination of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexuality, or citizenship status.
Enough is enough.
It’s time to vote for politicians who will work to correct these inequities. Peaceful protests are the first step to raising awareness. We support these protests as we support the Black Lives Matter #WhatMatters2020 effort, which focuses on “galvanizing BLM supporters and allies to the polls in the 2020 U.S Presidential Election to build collective power and ensure candidates are held accountable for the issues that systematically and disproportionately impact Black and under-served communities across the nation.”