Black Lives Matter
RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter released the following statement:
The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are the product of centuries of unaddressed structural and systemic racism – the same forces of oppression that drive poverty.
RESULTS recognizes the persistent burden of racism and police brutality, especially on Black people, including our grassroots volunteers, partners, staff, and board who are directly impacted when society fails to recognize that Black lives matter.
We condemn anti-Black racism and all forms of oppression. We offer our sincere condolences to the families of George, Breonna, Ahmaud, and so many more Black people.
But condolences aren’t enough. As advocates we must confront racism and fight to change the policies that perpetuate it.
In our work on poverty, we see how decades and centuries of racist public policy led to where we are today. Our anti-racism work and our U.S. advocacy on affordable housing, the insidious racial wealth divide, more equitable tax policy – they’re all bound up together. That extends to our global advocacy, where the legacy of colonialism and other oppressive forces continue to drive inequity in health, education, and opportunity. And coronavirus is only widening inequalities created by racism.
RESULTS advocates come from all backgrounds, and our diversity gives us strength. In all our advocacy and partnerships, we need to center the communities most directly affected. We encourage our advocates to follow the expertise, leadership, and guidance of Black-led organizations and community networks focused on racial justice, and donate to support their work.
As a white person myself, I and the other white people in our movement have a responsibility to use our privilege to help dismantle racism. I am committed to doing better, supporting this organization to do better, and advocating for policies that do better.
Colin Puzo Smith
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About RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund:
RESULTS supports a movement of passionate, committed everyday people using their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Volunteers and staff multiply their impact through the enormous power of advocacy.
Our movement of volunteers is backed by a staff of researchers, policy analysts, and legislative and media experts. Our shared goal is the end of poverty. We have affiliates and partners across five continents, and a network of volunteers in all 50 states and worldwide. We’re a non-partisan advocacy group comprised of RESULTS Educational Fund, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, and RESULTS, a nonprofit 501(c)4 grassroots lobbying organization.