CWS Statement – Black Lives Matter

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said decades ago, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  At Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, we have been committed for more than 80 years to fighting against injustice and racial inequality. We pledge today to redouble our efforts to help bring about real change in our country–change that is premised on the principle that Black Lives Truly Matter.

We share in the outrage over the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and all of the Black men and women who have been assassinated by police because of the color of their skin.  We join with our clients and colleagues in condemning the systemic racism, police brutality, and injustices that Black people in our country experience on a daily basis.

We understand that justice frequently does not come quietly, and that protests and collective action are often the only means to bring about true change.  We salute all of those who are standing up and fighting for what is right, without fear.  We stand beside you in the struggle. We have witnessed many challenging issues this year: a pandemic resulting in loss of life and jobs for so many, the continued disregard for Black life, and extreme divisions in our country.  We will continue to use our voices and resources to support the movement for change and demand reform on a federal, state and local level.  We commit to working tirelessly to getting out the vote in November.

Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP will continue to offer support and join with those fighting to bring an end to systemic racism, police brutality, and injustice.  The work is just beginning.  We are here for the long haul.