Following is a statement from NMAC Executive Director Paul Kawata on the verdicts in the Chauvin Trial.
“NMAC is pleased that justice for George Floyd has been served. But this verdict is only one step in a still very long road. For more than 30 years, NMAC has led with race to end inequities in health care based on race. We remain committed to that mission and to end all racial inequities in American society. Today’s verdict does not wipe out the pain and suffering that communities of color have endured for so many years but it may represent a turning point if we can dedicate ourselves to building a better future. NMAC believes in that future and we will do everything in our power to take us farther along that road.”
NMAC leads with race to urgently fight for health equity and racial justice to end the HIV epidemic in America. Since 1987, NMAC has advanced our mission through a variety of programs and services, including: a public policy education program, national and regional training conferences, a treatment and research program, numerous electronic and print materials, and a website: www.nmac.org. NMAC also serves as an association of AIDS service organizations, providing valuable information to community-based organizations, hospitals, clinics, and other groups assisting individuals and families affected by the HIV epidemic.