Dear Women Winning Community, 

At the most fundamental level, what brings us all together in this work is the shared goal of creating a more just world by electing a government and fostering institutions in which we are seen and respected. George Floyd deserved that and we deserve that.

Our communities are in pain, grieving yet another unnecessary death — this time George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers.  

Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times via Getty Images.

We are proud to stand with the women leaders in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and across the world who are showing up to demand change and to listen to and grieve with their communities. These are the leaders we need. 

“As we stand here grieving yet another loss of black life, a senseless, tragic loss of black life… I know that something has to change. I am asking my colleagues, the mayor, and anyone who is concerned about the state of affairs in our community, to declare racism as a public health emergency.”
ANDREA JENKINS, MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT

“Today, I ask that you help us with any clean up efforts across the Twin Cities… Today, I ask you to continue to push for charges for the remaining accomplices to George Floyd’s murder… Today, we rise and its still #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd”
ANGELA CONLEY, HENNEPIN COUNTY COMMISSIONER

“This is one of the most beautiful things that’s happened. Community is holding the space at the former Sheraton at Chi Lake as sanctuary and housing those w/o homes. They have also, along with the crew at Global Market, been monitoring and protecting the corner. Grateful.”
AISHA GOMEZ, MINNESOTA HOUSE, DISTRICT 62B

“I have been sad and feeling broken inside, but walking around Lake Street today gave me hope.  A hope that love and compassion are still part of our human experience. Thank you to all of the people helping with the clean up and those donating goods and money. We are in this together and we shall overcome this. I am full of gratitude and love today.”
HODAN HASSAN, MINNESOTA HOUSE, DISTRICT 62A

“As much as we long to get back to normal, “normal” meant that black and brown bodies were not safe. We cannot go back to normal – we must get back to better.”
PEGGY FLANAGAN, MINNESOTA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

We deepen our commitment to dismantling systems of oppression, including racism and sexism, in order to realize an equitable world for all. We appreciate your partnership in this critical work — it will take all of us. 

Northside Funders Group and We Love Lake Street, in addition to so many important organizations, are collecting donations — food, supplies, and money — to support impacted communities. If you are able, please support.

In community,
Women Winning

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