Racial inequality and the pain it has caused have existed far too long. The National Weather Association (NWA) stands with all those affected by its resulting violence and oppression, and we mourn those who have lost their lives to it, including George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others. We know actions speak louder than words. Recent events have us asking what we, the NWA, can do to be a part of the solution.
The NWA was founded on the principle of inclusion and it is a value we retain today. We are much wiser and stronger because of our diverse membership and inclusion. We continue our dedication to increasing our diversity, our understanding and acceptance of each other, and to providing equal opportunity.
We want to create a safe space for our members to hold discussions, even uncomfortable ones, so that we can all be more understanding of each other, become allies for change, and create an environment where we can focus on using our talents to serve others, in line with the Mission of our organization. To do this, the NWA Board is launching a plan of action.
What can we do to help? Please read President Todd Lericos’ President’s Message on Racism and Bias to learn steps the NWA is taking to act against racism and inequality, with the goal of being part of the solution.