Conservation Voters for Idaho Stands Among Those Calling for Justice, Accountability and an End to Violence
From the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and others, to the demonstrations rippling across our nations, these last few weeks have shaken the souls of individuals, communities, and the country as a whole – causing particular pain and anguish among black individuals and communities, as well as other people of color.
All people living in America have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is outrageous that in the midst of a pandemic that is clearly disproportionately destroying the lives of people of color, that it is not even safe for Black people in America to go for a run, bird watch, report the news, or even be in their own homes.
Communities of color are not only disproportionately affected by violence and discrimination, but growing health disparities, air and water pollution, and barriers to voting. As an organization that works to protect Idaho’s clean air, clean water, and the outdoors, while building an equitable democracy for all, we believe that we are only as safe as the members of our community who are most at risk. We are committed to working to create a just, inclusive, and healthy future for all.
In these uncertain, painful, and soul-shaking times, we at Conservation Voters for Idaho recognize the leadership of the frontline organizations and individuals, and we stand among those calling for justice, accountability, and an end to violence.