Black Lives Matter

Dear friends, It is with fierce yet heavy hearts that we write today. We write out of necessity, in acknowledgement of pervasive systemic racial injustice that manifests in law enforcement routinely murdering Black people. We write to unequivocally affirm, #BlackLivesMatter. Just this week, at least two Black men have been killed by police, Anton Sterling in … Read more

Centering the safety and dignity of transgender and nonbinary people

Dear member programs and community partners, Transgender people are experiencing increasingly high rates of scrutiny, harassment, and violence, particularly around access to public restrooms and other gender-specific spaces. As recent protests at Target stores (including stores in Oregon) have made clear, even a simple statement of support for trans people can incite backlash in this … Read more