LWVUS' Commitment to Social Justice and Elimination of Systemic Racism

LWVUS' Commitment to Social Justice and Elimination of Systemic Racism

Social Justice

LWVUS' Commitment to Social Justice and Elimination of Systemic Racism: 

“Voting access is the key to equality in our democracy. The size of your wallet, the number on your Zip code shouldn’t matter. The action of government effects every American so every citizen should have an equal voice. … We all count! It doesn’t matter whether you’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. We are one people. We are one family. We all live in the same house – the American house.” John Lewis (1940-2020).   

 

The following resolutions were proposed and adopted unanimously  at the 2020 League of Women Voters National Convention:

"We Resolve: First, That the League advocates against systemic racism in the justice system and, at a minimum, for preventing excessive force and brutality by law enforcement. We also call for prompt actions by all League members to advocate within every level of government to eradicate systemic racism, and the harm that it causes;  


We Resolve: Second, That the League help our elected officials and all Americans recognize these truths to be self-evident; that Black, Indigenous and all people of color (BIPOC) deserve equal protection under the law; and that we demand solutions for the terrible wrongs done, so that regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, and gender identity or sexual orientation we may truly become a nation "indivisible, with liberty and justice for all".