Friday, July 8, 2016

Sierra Club stands with "Black Lives Matter"

    The Executive Director of the Sierra Club says:

    "It is impossible not to be outraged by the devastating images of black people being gunned down by police on a shockingly regular basis and it should be impossible to remain silent in the face of this sustained injustice any longer.

   Sadly, the tragedies that are unfolding before our eyes are just a fraction of the violence that has been happening off camera in our nation for far too long.
   The Sierra Club believes all people deserve a healthy planet with clean air and water, a stable climate and safe communities.

   That means all people deserve equal protection under the law and a life free of discrimination, hatred and violence.

   Unfortunately those aspirations and goals are not a reality in our country, and that is why the Sierra Club stands in solidarity with all those who say #BlackLivesMatter, demanding justice, accountability and action to confront the racism and inequality that has allowed these tragedies to exist.

   We can do better and by standing together to work for the changes that are needed, we will!"  

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