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Massachusetts Statewide Business Groups Commit to Addressing Systemic Racism and Discrimination

July 09, 2020

Massachusetts Statewide Business Groups Commit to Addressing Systemic Racism and Discrimination

July 9, 2020

As a community of business associations, representing tens of thousands of employers across the Commonwealth, we mourn the losses and honor the memories of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and the countless other Black people who have been killed. We acknowledge the systemic oppression and racism of our country’s history.

Racism has no place in business or anywhere in our society - it is a stain on our history and our identities both across the country and here in Massachusetts. Bigotry, hate, violence, and inaction are an insult to our collective values and we must use our voices as business leaders to ensure these practices end for the sake of those unfairly targeted, and the sustainability of the Commonwealth as a place of social and economic opportunity.

Together, we are committed to ending systemic and institutional racism and addressing economic inequities. We will listen. We will hear. We will learn. We will act. We will hold ourselves accountable. Today we all commit to using our platform to amplify the voices of Black leaders and the calls for sustained, societal change.

AIM

American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts

Amplify Latinx

Associated General Contractors of MA (AGC MA)

Boston Municipal Research Bureau

Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

Greater Boston Real Estate Board

Massachusetts Assisted Living Association

Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Massachusetts Bankers Association

Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education

Massachusetts Business Roundtable

Massachusetts Chemistry & Technology Alliance

Massachusetts Competitive Partnership

Massachusetts Food Association

Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association

Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Massachusetts Package Stores Association

Massachusetts Petroleum Council

Massachusetts Restaurant Association

Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants

Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

MassEcon

NAIOP Massachusetts, The Commercial Real Estate Development Association

New England Cable & Telecommunications Assn., Inc.

Retailers Association of Massachusetts

Springfield Regional Chamber

The Alliance for Business Leadership

Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce

1Berkshire Strategic Alliance Inc.