The League of Women Voters Responds to Police Killing of George Floyd

The League of Women Voters Responds to Police Killing of George Floyd

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The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland joins the League of Women Voters of the United States and the League of Women Voters of Ohio in denouncing police violence and supporting civic engagement for social justice.

As stated by the LWVUS:

"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.
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"As an organization whose 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.

Read the full LWVUS statement here.

Read the LWVOhio statement here

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Greater Cleveland