Black Lives Matter – in Haverford Township as in every corner of the globe.
The Haverford Township Democratic Committee condemns the recent murders of Black citizens and stands firmly in support of Black Lives Matter. The recent killings are not isolated incidents, but evidence of the injustices built into our nation.
We wholeheartedly support those taking to the streets to demand change. Ending racial injustice and building a society based on fairness and equality requires all of us working collectively to affirm that Black Lives Matter. It is way past time for systemic racism to end in America. We demand that ALL people be treated with dignity and provided equal protection under the law and enforcement thereof.
This should not be a political issue, but in this country, change happens through political action. The Haverford Township Democratic Committee participates directly in the political process by working at the grassroots level. We know that national transformation of America’s structural racism must include changes in laws set at the municipal, county, state and federal levels. These laws shape the culture of our communities. They affect policing, health care, education, wealth distribution and countless other areas where we see inequality. Our elected officials must be part of making the changes we seek. The Haverford Democrats’ job is to find, vet, support and help elect those politicians who stand for changes that move toward justice. Once those politicians are elected, we are committed to holding them to the highest level of commitment and integrity – regardless of political party.
We all want to work toward the day when this society is built on a solid foundation of respect and equality for all. Voting is not the last step in that effort, but an essential step, nonetheless. Please VOTE!