|The recent movement for equality and justice has led GLI to take a serious look at how we serve as the voice of the business community. We recognize that GLI has an opportunity to use that collective influence to highlight racial issues in Greater Louisville and join the call for accountability and reform.
Over the past week, we have listened and heard the concerns of our black and brown community members and business owners, and we acknowledge that much work remains to address inequities.
Let’s use our collective voice and lead by example. We can only succeed in a culture of inclusion, tolerance, dignity and respect for all.
Today, GLI urges all business and organization leaders to take a more active role in both supporting our businesses and community members of color and in lifting them up by openly listening and committing to help break down the barriers that have historically hindered this community.
We know words alone are inadequate, but now is the time to listen and build a deeper acknowledgement of racial issues and their impact on our communities of color. We acknowledge the great pain that is felt and the injustices that have led us here. As we find ways to put action behind these words, join us in committing to doing your part to highlight the racial issues that hold us back as a city and work toward a prosperous Louisville for all by signing this pledge.
In the coming days, GLI will be announcing additional ways you and your company can engage with the chamber on issues related to racial equity in our region. GLI is ready to serve as a convener in a manner that will drive accountability and reform.
Thank you for your consideration to join us in this commitment.