“Diversity makes our business better. It helps people feel valued, and it helps us understand and reach the wide array of customers we serve. We focus on diversity and inclusion because it’s the right thing to do. It’s core to who we are, and it allows us to achieve our full potential as an organization.”
— Chris Befumo, Market Manager
On this year’s Juneteenth, we not only recognize this momentous day in history — we also reaffirm our commitment to accelerating efforts to bring about a more diverse and inclusive workplace and society. At Wells Fargo we are proud to share in the significance of this day and find it’s a timely opportunity for us all to reflect not only on this important day in U.S history, but helping to develop meaningful contributions to change that is needed.
The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® strongly condemns the criminal activity witnessed in the homicidal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN. We reject racism and the actions of anyone that disrespects or devalues the life of another because they are Black or a member of any minority group. This must end. Racism is not welcome in our home.
It is our responsibility to speak out to right these wrongs. Gandhi noted that silence becomes cowardice when the occassion demands speaking out. Let us not be cowards. Let us resolve to address these issues in a comprehensive way.
— Judy Covington, 2020 President
To ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at an affordable price. When you choose Blue Shield of California, you choose an organization made up of caring team members who work hard to ensure quality health coverage, provider networks and a wide range of proven programs, tools, and services to help members get the most value from their coverage.
— Stacy Anderson, Community Outreach
To create and finance progressive housing solutions so more Californians have a place to call home.
For more than 40 years, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) has supported the needs of renters and homebuyers by providing financing and programs so more low to moderate income Californians have a place to call home. Established in 1975, CalHFA was chartered as the state's affordable housing lender.
Sacramento NAACP Branch was founded August, 1916, the NAACP is the nation’s foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and Sacramento NAACP membership is at more than 2,000; we are the world's premier advocates for civil rights in our communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity, change agents & educators on issues that affect African American community and conducting voter mobilization.
Although our organization is 100% volunteer based, the Greater Sacramento Branch was able to serve 3300 issues in 2019, was responsible for a number of policy changes locally as well as statewide; maintained a free legal clinic monthly, developed a "Know Your Rights" pocket tips and created a stronger social media presence, which allowed the branch to initiate it's Youth & College Division.
A few weeks ago, we committed ourselves to listening and taking action in the communities we operate across the country, and we recognize that transportation has always been a pathway for opportunity and equality in North America. There is still a lot of work to be done to achieve equality, and with our community of drivers, riders, partners, and team members, we know Lyft can play an important role. After all, while transportation needs to connect people to opportunities, it should also invigorate opportunities within communities.
This year, Lyft will celebrate Juneteenth so that our team members can reflect on our history, participate in civic engagement, and educate themselves on how to fi
We encourage you to join us on Friday and this weekend to take part in local activities celebrating Juneteenth in your community
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center is committed to promoting the cause of equity and justice in our communities. The Center has a top mission of advancing the success of students of African American heritage and strives to provide support that instills lifelong change through educational and personal empowerment that alters the course of the Black Community, creating the conditions for ongoing vibrancy and vitality. Today, we come together to celebrate all that makes Juneteenth a special day in the nation. It is a time to reflect on our commitment to equity and to celebrate the rich diversity of our communities. Juneteenth this year also occurs at a time when we must continue the fight for equality and justice and to take up our mantle of liberation to ensure the success of future generations to come.
The MLK Center is dedicated to this ongoing advancement of the Black Community and remains steadfast in its approach to uplift and uphold the values and ideals that our ancestors fought vehemently for to create a better world for all of us. In a spirit of unity, we honor Juneteenth as a major marker in the cause for ongoing progress for a people who are strong and mighty in the land and who are still fighting today with a determined stance to achieve equity in the Black Community.
The Be Bothered Movement was created by youth and caring adults working to prevent underage drinking and marijuana use in Sacramento County. Together we are reshaping how our community views underage drinking and marijuana use and providing information so youth can make positive healthy choices.
Alcohol and drugs disproportionately impact the lives of Black youth. The Be Bothered Movement is providing free resources to the community for education and leadership development. We are staffed by the Center for Collaborative Planning (CCP), Public Health Institute, whose vision is for people to live in connected, equitable, and inclusive communities. CCP’s mission is to grow the capacity of communities to shape, influence, and lead social change.
“A History of sacrifice, struggle, disrespect, dehumanization, pride, courage, and “faith”! Our people have been tested time and time again, and we still believe in the promise of this country – home of the Free, Land of the Brave.
I always remember my history class teacher talking about the Revolutionary War – when the first Black Man was killed, fighting for Freedom –Crispus Attucks. I remember when Medgar Evers die in front of his house because he was “registering” Black people to have the right to
VOTE! I also remember when the Honorable Barack Obama became our first Black President of the United States – Wow.
Juneteenth is a time for America to celebrate our history and our triumphs. We have many tears we can shed for the past, but today we can stand up smile and show respect for the memory of Mr. George Floyd,and so many others.
Because through it all, our history and our future will always show the focus and determination which proves without a doubt that Black Lives Matter. Happy Juneteenth my Brothers and Sisters.
Thank you, Rory Kaufman
We are your organizations, churches, friends and neighbors asking you to make black count Sacramento for the 2020 Census. Through partnerships and continuous outreach to the geographically Hard to Count Areas the African American Complete Count Committee is committed to reaching our communities who are directly impacted by federal funding which can improve resources in underserved neighborhoods.
The African American Census Subcommittee needs you to be counted on April 1, 2020.
The Sacramento REALTIST Association is a Real Estate Trade Organization whose mission is to enhance the economic empowerment of its members and the community through; education, community involvement and legislative involvement. We are committed to democracy in housing, which increases the opportunity for homeownership. As the nation continues the dialogue on racial inequality in law enforcement, we are coming to a moment where America is being confronted with its history and questions of what it wants to memorialize. For centuries, systemic racism has contributed to stark persistent racial disparities in wealth and the financial well-being, for African Americans . From our inception in 1947, through today The Realtist Association has been on the front lines, fighting the fight and advocating for democracy in housing. With June being National Homeownership month we need as much support as possible to continue to fight for Black homeowners across the country and making the issue of the racial wealth gap a national economic security priority. How can you help? Join our movement today!
The 2020 Census is Convenient, Easy and Secure! The 2020 Census has started, and it's your chance to shape the future for yourself, your family, and your community. Information collected in the census informs how billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed to states and communities each year.
How to respond it's easy as 1-2-3 and You have options by responding online, by phone, or by mail. You can respond from anywhere, at any time, using a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Regardless of how you choose to respond our information will be kept confidential.
— Betty L. Williams, Partnership Specialist