We, the San Mateo Area Chamber of Commerce, stand behind the individuals and organizations in the fight against systemic and institutionalized racism, oppression, and discrimination. We have witnessed the acts of injustice, heard your cries, and seen you come together to demand a long overdue change for equality.
On June 11, 2020, the California Supreme Court stated: “We have an opportunity, in this moment, to overcome division, accept responsibility for our troubled past, and forge a unified future for all who share devotion to this country and its ideals…” As a community organization we welcome, encourage, and thrive on diversity and therefore, have a responsibility to you to listen and support you in this fight.
Silence and inaction will only perpetuate the existence of racial and social injustice against people of color, particularly against African Americans, Indigenous Peoples and our LGBT community. We hear you and will continue to stand with you in this fight.