We eliminate poverty by empowering families and engaging communities.
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CAPLP’s DEI Call to Action:
CAPLP stands firmly against systemic racism, bigotry, discrimination, all forms of violence, and any acts that dehumanize.
Our organization was born during the Civil Rights Movement and the War on Poverty in 1964, when Lyndon B Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act. We are leaders that work to protect the legacy of the Community Action Movement, which was passed at a time when numerous acts were passed supporting equal opportunity, including the paramount Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Civil Rights Act “outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, required equal access to public places and employment and enforced desegregation schools and the right to vote.” Fifty-six years later people of color have a fraction of the wealth of white families. This is not acceptable and CAPLP says enough!
We pledge that CAPLP will have intentional conversations about the realities of where we are in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will learn together. We will create a safe space, by supporting and encouraging each other to be brave to have the tough conversations. We will assume the best of each other and care for each other through the uncomfortable moments and build each other’s confidence.
We are committed to lift the voices of those who are marginalized, while continuing to examine our role in dismantling oppressive systems.
We are committed to building communities where people with low incomes are healthy and offered economic opportunity.
We are committed to making a difference for those that are discriminated against based on the color of their skin.
We are committed to make a conscience effort to look at all things through an equity lens.
We commit ourselves to the health and well-being of everyone and to problem-solving systems and structures that will dismantle disparities and social determinants and systematic racism.
This is only the beginning of our journey in creating a fair and equitable society for all. We know that this is a lifelong journey that starts with our own behavior and together we will take one step at a time and we will not let the momentum end until there is justice for all.