Washington, DC, May 29, 2020—Marco Davis, President and CEO of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), made the following statement:
“The deadly violence committed against George Floyd in Minnesota and Breonna Taylor in Kentucky by law enforcement, as well as the brutal killing of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia and shameless racism exhibited against Christian Cooper in New York by fellow Americans, are the latest intolerable signs of the damage that systemic and historical racism continues to inflict on our society as a whole.
We stand in solidarity with the Black community; we condemn these horrific tragedies and call for meaningful change to once and for all stop these heinous killings of Black people, and for justice to be served. The current situation is untenable; and sadly, the uprisings in Minneapolis, Louisville and elsewhere reflect the anger and overwhelming frustration of communities for whom justice is an outcome on which we have not always been able to rely.
We join the voices speaking out, calling on national and local leaders to demand justice for these victims, and denouncing the racism that pervades so much of our lives. Moreover, as both a Latino and a Black man myself, I mourn with my brothers and sisters for these souls lost so needlessly, and pray for peace for their families and their communities.”
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The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the premier Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization in the country dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders®. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences to outstanding Latino/a/x students and young professionals, and convenes Members of Congress and other public officials, corporate executives, nonprofit advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the nation and the Hispanic community. Visit CHCI.org and follow us @CHCI on social media.
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