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National Black Justice Coalition Commemorates One Year Anniversary Following Death of George Floyd 

CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — In remembrance of George Floyd, who was murdered by Minneapolis police one year ago today, David J. Johns, executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, a leading civil rights organization, issued the following statement: 

“One year ago today, George Floyd was murdered by a former Minneapolis police officer. Floyd’s death added fuel to an uprising throughout the nation, amplifying the movement for Black lives and a national reckoning with police violence rooted in systemic racism.

“Since then, millions have marched, protested, and organized in the name of George Floyd. Congress drafted the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in response. While President Biden requested that the Senate vote on this bill for signage by today, the Senate’s vote has yet to take place. We urge Senators to do so immediately. 

“We honor George Floyd today and every one of our siblings killed because of racism and white supremacy in America. We will keep saying the names George Floyd, Nina Pop, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and too many others, in remembrance as we continue working for accountability and justice”

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.