May 19, 2020

As the Atlanta Chapter of New Leaders Council, we stand against hate of any kind. The homicide of Ahmaud Arbery was a crime and should be treated as such. As a chapter, we lend our support to Mr. Arbery’s family and the city of Brunswick, GA as we stand with them during this difficult time.

The murder of Ahmaud Arbery hits close to home for us since Brunswick is only a few hours away. We identify with this community and recognize the significance of the violent death of an unarmed Black man in our home state.

While we are pleased that arrests were made in connection to the death of Ahmaud Arbery, we also understand that this is just the beginning of another long battle in ensuring the civil rights of all are respected and justice is served. Unfortunately, we have been down this road before in similar cases without the justice that was deserved for the victim and their families. We are pushing for unbiased prosecution in this case and hope that the charges against the accused are appropriate and fitting for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.

We hope that you will assist in the future efforts by our chapter that will lend support to the family while working towards eradicating hate and injustice in our state. We pledge to continue to make our community a place where people are provided equal rights and where hate or injustice of any kind is not tolerated.

Please work with us by signing this petition for the resignation of the current District Attorneys from their office in Brunswick, GA as well as the RunwithMaud site for the most current updates and requests. We will continue to work alongside Mr. Arbery’s family and the Brunswick, GA community to ensure justice is served.

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