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A Statement of Solidarity

June 3rd, 2020

Hello friends,

2020 has been a rough year – it has been, socially, economically, and emotionally trying. The global pandemic has claimed over 100,000 American lives, and left many of us isolated. Many of us have lost our jobs, or have been furloughed until further notice. Many of us who retained our jobs have seen our pay cut. Many of us have experienced additional stress, fear, and uncertainty in ways that we never have before.

The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have created immense pain in the black community and ignited a storm of protests in cities all across America. The legacy of slavery, systemic racism, and inequality in our nation are on full display, exacerbated by the pandemic, economic shutdown, and the rise of white nationalism. This is not a political issue – it’s a civil rights issue.

Narcolepsy Network believes that Black Lives Matter.

A core part of our mission is to support people with narcolepsy. Narcolepsy does not care what your skin color is, how much money you make, where you live, what your gender is, or how you identify – it afflicts all different kinds of people, equally. There are many black and brown members in our community, and they need our support now more than ever. Narcolepsy Network is committed to supporting them, and we ask you to do the same.

What can you do?

— Keith Harper
President, Board of Directors
kharper@narcolepsynetwork.org

Our next Virtual Support Group meeting will be on Thursday, June 11.

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Date Created: June 3rd, 2020
Last Updated: June 5th, 2020

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