NDP leaders weighed in Tuesday as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Floyd was murdered when police officer, Derek Chauvin, held a knee to his neck for more than nine minutes.
“We keep George Floyd and his family in our prayers,’’ said NDP Vice Chair Spencer Danner. “We must remember that there is much work to do to bring accountability in the names of George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, and too many others who have been killed.”
Charlene Ligon, who serves as a Democratic National Committeewoman and Chair of the Sarpy County Democratic Party, said that systemic racism must be wiped out.
“Nobody should be at risk because of the color of their skin,” Ligon said. “We must do what is necessary. Republicans lawmakers must join Democrats to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.”