Our Commitment to Racial Justice

Black lives matter.

We stand in solidarity with those who are expressing their outrage and calling for justice for Black Americans. George Floyd’s murder serves as yet another painful reminder of the deeply entrenched racism in our nation’s institutions, from the highest levels of government to local law enforcement. To our Black brothers and sisters: Tu lucha es mi lucha—your fight is my fight. We are in this fight together. We are allies in the struggle for fundamental social and economic justice in this country.

  • Latino and Black Americans are allies in the fight for racial justice
    • Read UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía's powerful piece about our lucha with racial inequity, featured on The Hill.

Our Statements

UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía: George Floyd’s Killing Is 'An Outrage'

Our President and CEO denounces the institutional racism that led to George Floyd’s Death and calls for unity between the Latino and Black communities.

Leading National Civil Rights and Racial Justice Organizations Denounce Murder of George Floyd, Call for Impartial Investigation of Officers Involved

We joined other national civil rights organizations to demand the officers involved in George Floyd’s murder be arrested, that racism be declared a public health crisis, along with other actions.

Civil Rights Coalition Letter on Federal Policing Priorities

We urge congressional leadership to take swift, decisive action to solve the crisis of Black Americans being murdered by law enforcement.

Our Support for the 'PEACE Act'

Our documented support for the “Police Exercising Absolute Care with Everyone Act of 2019.”

Somos for Black Lives

We joined fellow Latino civil rights organizations to outline our commitment to stand in solidarity with Black Americans.

NHLA Statement in Solidarity with Black America

As part of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, we say, loud and clear, that Black lives matter.

What can you do?

  • Support and protect protesters who are demonstrating against anti-Blackness and injustice.
  • Donate to organizations like the NAACP, Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, UndocuBlack, Race Forward, and many others who are pushing for change.
  • Have conversations with your friends and family about why we need to overcome anti-Black racism.
  • Demand accountability and reform of our country’s police force.