NCLR Joins NAACP, NUL, NAN & Others in Calling for DOJ to Act in Wake of Trayvon Martin Decision
July 15 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today NCLR announced that it has joined with the NAACP, National Urban League (NUL), National Action Network (NAN) and other civil rights organizations in asking to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss possible action by the U.S. Department of Justice following the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial on Saturday.
“While we respect the legal process and the jury’s decision, we are deeply disappointed and saddened by this verdict. However, we believe that it is still possible to achieve some measure of justice for Trayvon Martin and his family, so we are joining with our brothers and sisters in the Black community in calling on the Department of Justice to weigh in more forcefully on the matter,” stated Janet Murguía, President and CEO, NCLR.
“We also believe it is critical to see this case as a teachable moment; we must continue to educate our fellow Americans on what racial profiling really is and the toll it takes on all communities of color in this country,” Murguía concluded.
NCLR—the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States—works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans. For more information on NCLR, please visit www.nclr.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.