The board and staff of the Campaign for Equal Justice stand in solidarity with the Black community. We denounce the brutal killing of George Floyd and all Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) at the hands of the police and others who oppress them, whether in Minnesota, Oregon or anywhere in our nation.
As members of the legal community, we recognize and acknowledge the role law has played in establishing and perpetuating systems of anti-Black racism, and our heightened duty to work to dismantle these systems.
There is no neutral position to take in the face of systemic racism and white supremacy. We reject these ideologies and affirm our commitment as an organization that believes in meaningful justice and the urgent need to fight for systemic change to combat racism in all its forms.
CEJ and legal aid lawyers across the state will continue to work together to bring equity, justice, and integrity into our communities and our legal system.