November 9, 2022

Center for Law and Social Justice Statement on the Passage of NYC Racial Justice Commission Ballot Proposals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Imani Dawson | TCC Media | 646-389-9520 | idawson@clsj.org

November 9, 2022

Center for Law & Social Justice Statement on the Passage of NYC Racial Justice Commission Ballot Proposals 

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, New York City voters approved all three ballot proposals proposed by the groundbreaking NYC Racial Justice Commission (RJC). In response, Lurie Daniel-Favors, Esq, RJC Commissioner and Executive Director of the Center for Law and Social Justice issued the following statement.

“On Election Day, New Yorkers took a bold step toward equity by approving the three ballot measures proposed by the Racial Justice Commission. Seventy percent of voters said yes to centering equity and justice in the preamble of our city charter, establishing an Office of Racial Equity to coordinate mandatory racial equity plans, and calculating a true cost of living to allocate resources for vulnerable New Yorkers. 

This victory is the culmination of hard work, organizing, protests, and demanding justice for all in our great city in the wake of the racially-fueled murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and crushing health inequities laid bare by the COVID pandemic. We turned activism into action, and now New York City will take decisive steps to stamp out structural racism in our great city. As a member of the NYC Racial Justice Commission, racial justice attorney, and member of the NYC community, I’m elated and filled with hope for the equitable and just future that we will build together. Racism is far from over, and the work to eliminate inequality in city government continues with renewed energy now. I believe that our efforts will create a roadmap for racial and economic equity in New York and the rest of the nation.”

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