The Maine State Chamber of Commerce is saddened by recent events in our country involving racial injustice. The Maine State Chamber opposes any form of injustice or discrimination in no uncertain terms. Our commitment to equality and equity for all is unwavering.
Today’s national discussion about racial justice and equity is important and more relevant than ever in Maine due to our state’s increasingly diverse population. The Maine State Chamber welcomes this diversity and all new Mainers, including the thousands of immigrants and refugees who now call Maine home. They are an important part of our communities and economy. They and all Maine minority groups have our support now more than ever.
The Maine State Chamber also supports those who are exercising their right to demonstrate peacefully. Their voices need to be heard. We encourage demonstrators to stay safe and protect each other, as well as Maine businesses, who are navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis and working to reopen.
We hope that out of this traumatic time comes a renewed dedication in Maine and the country to abolish any form of inequality, injustice, or discrimination toward any person or group. In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
The Maine State Chamber is committed to doing our part to ensure the tragic events and significance of this time are not overlooked, and that Maine’s business community strengthens its commitment to equality, equity, and opportunity for all.
Dana Connors Larry Wold
President & CEO Chairman of the Board
Maine State Chamber of Commerce Maine State Chamber of Commerce