Independent Sector Statement on the Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict

(WASHINGTON, April 20, 2021) – Daniel J. Cardinali, president and CEO of Independent Sector, issues the following statement:

“Today, a police officer was found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. This act of accountability will not bring George Floyd back to his family or end our ongoing fight toward racial justice, but it is a constructive step toward our ongoing work for racial justice.

George Floyd’s murder galvanized our nation in a way we haven’t seen in decades. Millions of people of all ages and races took to the streets to proclaim their first amendment right to protest and call for justice in this case and for the end of our country’s deep history of systemic racism. We are all grateful to their acts of civic engagement toward what we know will take deep systems change work for years to come.

As a community of diverse set of changemakers across nonprofits, foundations, and community-based organizations, Independent Sector will continue to be relentless in our effort to end systemic racism and to build a healthy and just civil society and nation.”


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Types: Press Release
Global Topics: Civil Rights, Civil Society, Community, Dialogue, Dignity, Equity, Race, Equity, and Inclusion