AAUW Stands Against Racism

The following is a statement from AAUW CEO Kim Churches in response to the guilty verdict in the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin.

One verdict isn’t enough: There can be no justice or equality when Black and Brown communities are seen as less deserving of basic human and civil rights.

On behalf of our 170,000 members and supporters, we commit to fighting for justice and for long-term and lasting change. We stand in solidarity against racism. We also acknowledge that we must do our own work to ensure inclusivity and embrace anti-racism in all that we do. There are no instant fixes—this is a pledge we must work to fulfill each and every day.

We commit to continually bolstering racial equity in our mission and in our work.

And, as a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, we will work to advance the policies and systemic changes identified in the New Era of Public Safety: A Guide to Fair, Safe, and Effective Community Policing and Vision for Justice platform.