April 20, 2021

PennFuture, Conservation Voters of PA release joint statement regarding Derek Chauvin verdict

PennFuture and Conservation Voters of PA applaud the jury’s decision today to convict Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. 

At the core of our work is justice: that we must stop the powerful entities whose pollution hurts less powerful members of their communities, and hold them accountable for their actions. 

Though our organizations primarily work for a healthier environment, we are all engaged in a fight for a just nation that puts the needs of its people over the needs of the powerful. We advocate for a system that holds the powerful to account, whether they wear blue uniforms or corporate suits. 

While the decision to convict Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd was the right one, the fight for justice is not over, and we will continue to show solidarity with those who are calling for real, lasting change. We must all actively fight for an anti-racist world.