We speak today as members of a global community, united in solidarity with those who are standing up for change.
We stand against police brutality in all forms. We stand against a criminal justice system that disproportionately targets Black Americans. We stand against the widespread disenfranchisement of Black and Brown communities whose voices are silenced at the polls.
The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and too many others are a painful reminder of how far we still need to go in the fight against racism and all forms of inequality.
As human beings, we all need to do better. If we are to build a truly inclusive society where everyone is respected and valued, we need to speak up, listen to and learn from one another and take action.