UNITED WE STAND
George Floyd – Representative of Systemic Racism
At THE HOSANNAH LAW GROUP, PLLC – we recognize the crisis and pain within our local communities and our Nation – in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. Locally, in Tacoma, WA, we mourn the killing of Manuel Ellis. The tragedies of George Floyd, Manuel Ellis, Breonna Taylor and so many others have further exposed the disturbing racial inequities and police brutality against African Americans, representative of Systemic Racism, including countless wrongful deaths, repeated discrimination, disparate treatment, microaggressions, and Implicit Bias against People of Color for generations. What we are witnessing on film, is unconscionable and those responsible must be brought to JUSTICE!
BLACK LIVES MATTER
We believe “Black Lives Matter” – and we support Free Speech as exercised under the First Amendment to our U.S. Constitution. We are saddened by violence in our cities from Tacoma to Seattle to all around our Nation. We do not support any further “Splitting” of our communities and our Nation. United We Stand. Once we recognize and honor the dignity, humanity, worth, and enormous contributions of African Americans and People of Color – that “Black Lives Matter” – we will then see the day when “All Lives Matter.” We have some more work to do. We join in that work by raising awareness through listening and learning. For more information, See: https://www.blacklivesmatter.com Seattle Public Library has curated a Toolkit for Anti-Racist Allies. See also: https://www.spl.org/books-and-media/books-and-ebooks/staff-picks/a-toolkit-for-anti-racism.
LAW IN SERVICE OF HUMAN NEED
As a Law Firm – where “Law in the Service of Human Needs” is the guiding principal upon which we practice, we are here to ethically and diligently guide our clients, some of whom are in the worst pain of their lives. We believe that with the right guidance, empowerment and legal advice – guiding them to resolve the legal conflicts are one way to assist them to a healthier and better “new normal” as their family structure changes. We hold firm to the belief that there is more that binds us together rather than that which can separate us, IF we dig deep. We try to maintain, hold out hope for and create fair and peaceful resolution of family conflict. As Lawyers and Officers of the Court, we are called upon as a Profession by the “Justices” of the Washington Supreme Court,“ We go by the title of “Justice” and we reaffirm our deepest level of commitment to achieving justice by ending racism. We urge you to join us in these efforts. This is our moral imperative.” See Open Letter to Members of the Judiciary and the Legal Community: https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2020/06/05/our-moral-imperative-washington-state-justices-issue-open-letter-confronting-racial-injustice/?slreturn=20200506164038
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Humanity, and Dignity
United We Stand for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Humanity, and Dignity – as we serve our clients, our local communities, and our Nation.