Justice Goes Beyond A Single Conviction In George Floyd Murder Trial
The Real Work Of Criminal Justice Reform Remains
Washington D.C. – Following the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial, Hector Sanchez Barba, CEO and Executive Director of Mi Familia Vota, issued the following statement:
“This verdict does not change what we know to be true: an unjust system will never fully deliver justice for our people. George Floyd should be here. Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, and so many others who have lost their lives demand a new approach to keeping our bodies and communities safe.
We will continue to work toward racial justice by building political power in the Latino community. We know that without deep systemic change, we are bound to repeat this cycle again and again. An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us, and only together can we overcome this moment of pain.
We are committed to holding local, state, and national decision-makers accountable. In our communities, we will reject anti-blackness and will always endeavor to fight in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives. We will always fight for the lives of black, brown, and all who face injustice from our broken criminal justice system. “
Mi Familia Vota builds Latino political power as a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.