We Must All #DefendBlackLives and Work to #DefundPolice
For Immediate Release Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | firstname.lastname@example.org | 202.810.0746
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis was killed at the hands of Police. In the 48 hours that followed Minneapolis Police met protesters in mourning with tear gas and rubber bullets. This comes two months after the death of Breonna Taylor after police forced their way into her apartment.
Cristina Jiménez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, said:
“I mourn for George Floyd, another Black man killed by police. We are in solidarity with the people of Minneapolis, who were met with attacks while demanding justice and accountability from the same police who killed Floyd.
We must be unequivocal when we say that Black lives matter. It must mean that we are actively working to combat the White Supremacy that makes Black people plead for their humanity. It also means tackling the anti-blackness that exists in non-Black communities. George and Breonna were denied their humanity, and all of us must fight to dismantle the racist systems that keep killing and perpetuating the pain and violence in Black communities.”
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.