Statement attributable to Luis Guardia, president, FRAC

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2021 — The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) is extremely pleased that George Floyd and his family received justice today with a jury finding Derek Chauvin guilty of Mr. Floyd’s murder.

This is an incredibly important and symbolic moment for the country as we continue the important work of addressing systemic racism, which has been over 400 years in the making.

George Floyd’s death was a horrific display of brutality, and a tragic reminder that shines a spotlight on our nation’s history of killing Black people. This is unacceptable and must not be tolerated. No one should wake up every day wondering how they will be impacted by the systemic racism that has plagued our society for far too long.

We must come together as a nation to break down systemic racist barriers and instead build bridges to opportunity for all. This includes everything from serving and protecting our communities to ensuring everyone has access to the nutrition they need for their health and well-being.

As we have done for 50 years, FRAC will continue to work every day to ensure that everyone, no matter who they are or where they live, have access to the same opportunities for good health, education, and economic security. We will ensure that we continue to do this work with a lens that encompasses racial equity and a pursuit for justice.


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