We Stand in Solidarity
JCRC/JCPA Statement on the killing of George Floyd
The Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council, powered by the Buffalo Jewish Federation, joins the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (125 social justice organizations) to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the African American community.
We mourn the senseless death of George Floyd. Racism will not be defeated unless we come together. We call on people of all races, ethnic backgrounds and faiths to speak up now against the systemic racism that is a long-standing disgrace, for which we all share responsibility. Violence, indifference and prejudice must not prevail. We rededicate ourselves to a basic Jewish tenet: to uphold our responsibility to care for all life. All humans are created in the image of G-d and we will work alongside our neighbors to secure a more just and caring world.
A Statement of Solidarity
We, the undersigned, are outraged at the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.
We stand in solidarity with the black community that have for far too long been targeted by police and have suffered rampant racism and unfair and uneven applications of the law.
We call upon our government and law enforcement at the national and local levels to fully investigate and hold accountable all the involved officers and to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.
We call upon our government and law enforcement agencies at every level to institute sweeping reforms in law enforcement and criminal justice.