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The Piedmont Rising Executive Director, Casey Wilkinson, released a statement on police brutality and the deaths of Black Americans that have sparked protests across the U.S., including North Carolina and I thought it would be nice to post their sincere message, because most often companies come up with their statements from crackerjack boxes. The statements say things, but not heartfelt things like this one below. What statements of compassion is your company releasing?

These are the words from the Piedmont Rising Executive Director, Casey Wilkinson in Raleigh North Carolina.

“We condemn the killings of Black Americans by law enforcement and stand in solidarity with all those working in the pursuit of justice. From criminal justice to housing to education to health care, systems in our country do not treat all Americans equally. The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on Black Americans lays bare this truth. Piedmont Rising is fighting to make the health care system a more fair and just one, and we urge elected leaders to join us in this mission so that all North Carolinians can have access to the care they need.”

Want to know more about this organization? Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues they were elected to represent.

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