Thousands of people have signed the CLT 2019 Unity Letter to reject racism, bigotry and hate in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and to voice their support of our diverse community. 

Add your voice - sign the CLT 2019 Unity Letter below!

 

The CLT 2019 Unity Letter

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

—Desmond Tutu

The recent racist and hate-filled communications to and about elected and appointed leaders of color in Charlotte-Mecklenburg are driven by attitudes and beliefs that must be rejected and resisted in the strongest of terms by people of goodwill throughout our community.

They pose a threat not just to the individuals to whom they were sent, but also to the overall fiber of who we are as a community. Their racial hostility, ignorance and insecurity is reflective of a time to which we must refuse to return. This refusal must be both individual and collective.

Therefore, as individuals and institutions who love Charlotte and who believe that our strength resides not simply in the diversity of our citizenry, but also in the diversity of our leadership, we the undersigned:

Reject any and all racist and hate-filled language and acts that seek to instill fear, perpetuate division, instigate hatred, and inflict harm.

Renew our commitment to the ongoing work of building and being a community of justice, equity, fairness, and opportunity for all.

Respect our racial and ethnic diversity and value as sources of community pride and progress.

Embrace with pride the increasingly diverse leadership of our community.

We call upon all people of goodwill to join us in doing the same.

To join us, sign up below and then share with your neighbors, colleagues, family, friends and others.

Signed,

See the inaugural CLT 2019 Unity Letter signers here.

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  • Robyn Wolkofsky
    signed 2019-09-11 08:13:31 -0400
    Robyn Wolkofsky
  • Tom Thomas
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  • Kitty Garner
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  • Bernard Jamison
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  • Maria Lopez
    signed 2019-09-10 16:21:08 -0400
    All should be treated with respect and integrity, as one of our essential values.
  • Gloria Robison
    signed 2019-09-10 15:53:27 -0400
    Every human being should be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Missy Saunders
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  • Teri Couch
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  • Daryl McCray
    signed 2019-09-09 18:37:14 -0400
    This diversity needs to cross into South Carolina as well.
  • Stephanie Sadowski
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