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Associations call for justice, leadership as nation convulses

Major business groups among those urging action on equality as #BlackLivesMatter support grows; NAM CEO rips Trump’s response

June 5, 2020
By William Ehart and Walt Williams

With demonstrations, violence and looting gripping major cities over the past week, many associations issued unusually strong statements in support of racial justice. Some explicitly endorsed the Black Lives Matter movement, a stance that has become more mainstream since the May 25 killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer. The statements steered well clear of commenting on President Donald Trump’s response to the crisis.