July 20, 2020, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement in support of the Strike for Black Lives:
As the Strike for Black Lives outlines, “This is a moment to transform our economy and democracy, but until we dismantle racism and white supremacy, we cannot win economic, climate, or immigration justice.” We unequivocally support the demands of the strike: for justice for Black communities, accountability for elected officials at every level to “rewrite and reimagine the rules so that Black communities can thrive,” for corporations to dismantle their racism, white supremacy, and economic exploitation, and for all workers to have the opportunity to form a union. Many people around the country walked out, joined actions, took a knee, or remained silent for eight minutes and forty-six seconds today. We support them, we honor them, and we will continue to work together with them and demand concrete action to transform a society that was built and enriched on the backs of enslaved Black people. Onward, and until Black liberation.
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