LimNexus would like to announce the creation of its newly formed Racial Justice and Equity Committee (“Committee”). This Committee was formed in June 2020 in response to our outrage at the state of racial injustice in the United States.
The members of this important Committee are inclusive representing all segments of our firm—from staff members to senior partners. Its mission is:
To leverage our collective diversity, experiences, strengths, and compassion to empower organizations making a positive impact in the pursuit of racial justice and equity, and to inspire others to engage in building a society uniformly governed by the principles of equality, fairness, and justice for all its people.
When the LimNexus Partnership created the Committee, they also established a “Social Justice Fund” as part of the Lim Nexus Foundation. Members of LimNexus pledged over $10,000 to the Social Justice Fund within just a few days of its announced creation. These funds are being initially donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Equal Justice Initiative, and Common Cause –three organizations the Committee carefully selected because of the critical impactful work they are doing to address racial injustice.
The Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate and bigotry by using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy. It has a very long and successful history of fighting hate and extremism and has been highly successful in litigation efforts. The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States. EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. It is a well-known and very well respected organization. Common Cause is a non-partisan voting rights organization dedicated to empowering all people to make their voices heard in the political process.
If you are interested in joining us to empower efforts to eliminate racial and social inequities, you may send a check to LimNexus made out to the “LimNexus Foundation”, a 501(c)(3) organization.
The Committee will continue to share opportunities to volunteer, interesting articles, CLEs, and information related to the pursuit of racial justice and equity.
Stay healthy and well,
The Racial Justice and Equity Committee