Once again, we have witnessed vast disparities in our criminal justice system. The death of George Floyd and many others before him have highlighted the racial injustices that has long plagued our nation.
This needs to end.
You may be asking how this is a disability issue.
The answer is simple.
People with disabilities are black, people of color, indigenous people, immigrants, detainees, refugees, members of the LGBT community and every religious group. We are interconnected.
Disability Rights Montana stands with those demanding justice. We believe that ALL people, including those who face oppression by systemic racism, are entitled to equal access to the opportunities and safety afforded to ALL members of our society.
We reject hate. We demand change.
As Desmond Tutu wisely said, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
DRM is willing to be part of a broader conversation with all stakeholders to find solutions.
DRM is committed to continue our work to reform the criminal justice system through advocacy and legislation to the benefit of ALL.