We are deeply saddened by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Botham Jean, Sandra Bland and countless other Black men and women at the hands of law enforcement. In the midst of a global pandemic that has disproportionately impacted communities of color, these tragedies have once again made clear that institutional racism and police violence are threats to public health. We mourn for lives lost, we stand with those who seek justice, and we repudiate racism, injustice and discrimination.
At 1,000 Days, we state, unequivocally, that Black Lives Matter. We work to ensure that all children, in the United States and around the world, have the opportunity to reach their full potential. For too many families, especially Black families, institutionalized racism and inequality are barriers to receiving the healthy nutrition and support from their communities that they need to thrive. We will continue to amplify the voices of, and fight for, the most marginalized families in our communities, working to ensure the healthiest 1,000 days for moms and babies and a better future for us all.
We are committed to continuing to listen and learn, and to seek more ways to be a force for real and lasting change to build a more just and equitable world.