Today, as we celebrate Juneteenth across this country, we are reminded that while 155 years have passed, we still have a long way to go.
The events of recent weeks have laid bare the fact that – despite all of our country’s progress since June 19, 1865 – racial injustice still exists.
I understand that many of us are struggling with our feelings. Our community, state, and country need to do more, and do better. At CDPHP, I believe actions speak louder than words and we strive to do more every day – contributing to programs, services, and causes that support our community.
Just recently, we committed significant funding to a great organization in downtown Albany, A Block at a Time, and we will look to do more with like-minded groups that seek to lift our communities up. As this work progresses, we will be sure to share.
Words also matter – and speak loudly, so let me be clear. Black lives matter. These are three words that have a lot of feeling, a lot of meaning, but most of all, remind us to live that ideal each and every day. CDPHP is committed to just that.
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