People know that corporations are powerful in our economy and that they are societal influencers. In this climate where trust is a critical element, the alignment of word and deed is under scrutiny. There are two things that we look for during time of crisis: competency and empathy.
In this time of COVID-19, economic crisis and the damage to many small minority-owned businesses, corporations and non-profits will need to work together to address the needs exacerbated by crisis. There is no doubt that we are in a moment of crisis, in a moment of change. When we think about the future, who do we want to be as a country when we come out of this? This crisis demands that we learn from this social movement … (and) reimagine how we deploy resources to address historic issues that have been laid bare.
Their first action would be to encourage state officials to ensure all their employees and their families have access to the ballot through early and mail-in voting.
Then, taking a stand on national standards in law enforcement, which address the unequal, unfair, and life-threatening treatment of Black and Latinx members of their community.