It's time to make a statement

This has been a terrible week for America and, as Heather Heyer wrote before she was killed in Charlottesville, "If you're not outraged you're not paying attention."

The CEO of Walmart, Doug McMillon, was paying attention. He came out this week and forcefully rebuked President Trump for his response to the violence in Charlottesville. The CEO of Walmart. He risked alienating some group of customers, because pretty much representatives of every group shops there. But he calculated that even though this incident wasn't related to Walmart, he needed to demonstrate leadership -- for his customers, employees and shareholders.

The BUILD Initiative, an early childhood organization and client of See3, released a statement that included the following:

"All of us who care about young children and families, safety, access to opportunity, and democracy itself, must stand up and speak out, just as the counter-protesters did. We must act as individuals and as organizations. We must not stop until racial hatred and violence are unimaginable in our society."

What statement have you made about Charlottesville?

Whether you're in the leadership of a health organization or a homeless organization or an international development organization or any other type of organization that works to make this a better world, you have reason to speak out.

It’s your business. It's all of our business.

Author: Michael Hoffman
Tags:
  • Charlottesville
  • BUILD
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