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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  • Kelly Alexander
    signed 2019-09-08 18:36:30 -0400
  • Han de Bruyn
    @bussumerinusa tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-08 18:32:05 -0400
    Let's stand united in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and embrace diversity, justice, equity, fairness and opportunity for all in our community. Sign the CLT 2019 Unity Letter before Wednesday, September 4! #CLT2019UnityLetter https://cltunityletter2019.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=4406
  • Han De Bruyn
    signed 2019-09-08 18:30:50 -0400
  • Joanne de Bruyn
    signed 2019-09-08 18:20:12 -0400
    I am not signing as part of an organization, but as a citizen of NC, resident of Matthews, and strong believer in equality. I was horrified to read about (and reading portions of) the letters that were sent. I feel like signing this is the least I can do to stand for decency.
  • Scott Lucas
    signed 2019-09-08 18:01:21 -0400
  • Deanna
    @Deanna90121740 tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-08 17:59:55 -0400
    Let's stand united in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and embrace diversity, justice, equity, fairness and opportunity for all in our community. Sign the CLT 2019 Unity Letter before Wednesday, September 4! #CLT2019UnityLetter https://cltunityletter2019.nationbuilder.com/?recruiter_id=4402
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  • Commissioner Norman A. Mitchell, Sr.
    signed 2019-09-08 16:46:56 -0400
    Thanks for stepping up.

    .M.
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