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MPower Change Co-Founder and Executive Director Linda Sarsour Responds to Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

Minneapolis, MN -

Linda Sarsour, the Executive Director and co-Founder of MPower Change, the largest Muslim-led digital advocacy organization in the United States, released the following statement on the verdict announced earlier today in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd:

“We know that no matter the outcome of this trial, the system we have will never bring about real justice or accountability until it is dismantled, abolished, and we can begin imagining and building a new vision of justice. In this moment, we bear a profound responsibility to direct attention and material support to those fighting on the frontline for justice and liberation, and act in full solidarity. In that spirit, I want to draw attention to and uplift the work of local groups like Black Visions, Reclaim The Block, and Al-Maa’uun.

Today’s verdict might come as a relief, but to act in solidarity with Black communities, we must remember that it is decidedly the exception, not the rule. And we must continue to take action in honor of the life of George Floyd, and all lives lost to white supremacy, policing and incarceration by fighting for a world without these roots of injustice.

May we be worthy of their memory.”

In addition to supporting and acting in solidarity with Black Visions, Reclaim The Block, and Al-Maa’uun, the MPower Change Solidarity Resources List for Minneapolis has a longer list of efforts both local and national: https://mpowerchange.org/minneapolis.

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