Letter To Columbus City Council in Support of Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

A foundational belief of ours is that all humans are 100% equal—but, now more than ever, we believe it’s important to be unequivocally clear: Black lives matter. And racism and violence that threaten black people’s lives have no place here.

Last week, our CEO John Lowe drafted a letter to Columbus City Council in support of their resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. Last night, that letter, co-signed by more than 750 Columbus business and organization leaders, was delivered. Since then, another 500 put their names to it. The letter was written prior to the protests and unrest of the last 72 hours, so there is no mention of these events, but they only further underscore the need for meaningful collective action.