Letter from the NYSAE Board of Director
Dear Members of the NY Area Association Community,
Associations bear a great responsibility for shaping society. They exist to bring people together, and NYSAE exists to bring associations together. As we serve our members and the 130,000 association employees throughout the Tri-State region of New York, New Jersey & Connecticut, we have a responsibility to speak out and to prioritize anti-racism work inside our organizations and communities.
As a concerned and socially conscious organization, NYSAE vows to challenge issues of race and color and the impact they have on our community. Accordingly, NYSAE
- Fully advocates for a culture of inclusion where diverse voices are encouraged at all levels of our organization;
- Supports an environment in which all individuals feel respected and are treated fairly;.
- Supports the rights of our citizens to stage peaceful protests;
- Advocates for the safety of those who are charged with protecting the safety and property of private citizens and business owners.
But we will not stop there. We are resolved to explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist organization and are committing ourselves to do the work necessary to foster fundamental changes that address inequality and exclusion. To this end, we are forming a task group to outline an action plan to prioritize anti-racism for our member organizations and the entire association community.
Together, we CAN and WILL make a difference.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”- Dr. Martin Luther King
“Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind” – John Donne
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