Advancement Project National Office Statement on Murders in Louisville, KY, Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON, DC – In the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue mass murder, and the murder of two Black shoppers at a Louisville, KY, grocery store, Advancement Project’s national office released the following statement:
“Xenophobia, racism and anti-semitism in the United States is more than just a concept. It is real,” said Judith Browne Dianis, Executive Director of Advancement Project national office. “Advancement Project’s national office is truly saddened to learn about the murders in Pittsburgh and Louisville, and will continue to work to change how we look at and react to differences in our communities. Racial, cultural and religious diversity is the fabric of our country – our world – and we stand in solidarity with those fighting for equality and the fair and just treatment of all.”
Advancement Project is a multi-racial civil rights organization. Founded by a team of veteran civil rights lawyers in 1999, Advancement Project was created to develop and inspire community-based solutions based on the same high quality legal analysis and public education campaigns that produced the landmark civil rights victories of earlier eras.