Jobs With Justice Statement
This weekend’s events call upon each of us to speak out boldly against white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism in all forms. Racism, anti-Semitism, hatred, and fear should have no home in America.
Jobs With Justice condemns hatred, bigotry, and violence against our friends and neighbors. We grieve for the lives lost and pray for those critically injured as a result of the domestic terrorism committed in Charlottesville. We pour out our hearts to everyone in the Charlottesville community, and to those around the country who are traumatized by witnessing such barbaric, racist acts.
When tearing down symbols of hate sparks such vitriolic backlash, the work to fully dismantle racism from our society is far from over. We recognize the progress achieved as communities finally remove the white supremacist monuments that stain our country. Our nation needs more healing, unifying, and transformation to live up to our values of respect, equality, diversity, and freedom.
Jobs With Justice is committed to advancing racial justice, as doing so is fundamental to working people uniting to create better workplaces and a more inclusive economy. Standing shoulder to shoulder together makes us stronger as a people and as a nation.
This moment calls upon our network of coalitions and supporters to combat violent and exclusionary systems of white nationalism and white supremacy smoldering in our communities and institutions. It is more important now than ever before.
We invite you to join us and fellow community activists at a local vigil, action, faith service, or other peaceful solidarity event. Stand with Charlottesville and unite against white supremacy: Click here to find an event near you.
It is up to us to build the America that we and our future generations want and deserve. Together, let’s demand a future full of love, equity, diversity, peace, safety, and opportunity.