We want to recognize the outrage and grief of this moment. It is justified. We feel it, too. The events taking place across North America and the world in response to the murder of George Floyd have given all of us a stark reminder of the ongoing wrong of racism in our communities. Centuries of anger at injustice and anti-Black racism are literally bursting into flames as people stand for political and cultural change to address these deep-seated systems that work to oppress so many members of our communities. … As we pass through this moment of grief and rage, we must unify efforts across movements, because unleashing democracy – especially when powered by co-operative economics – leads us toward a future that is sustainable, inclusive, and based on principles of racial and economic justice. Together, we can and must build systems that are rooted in equity, reparations, democracy, and love. We call upon our members to join with us in this commitment. Read more here.