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.
American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts
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
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.