IHG joined several Georgia companies to support the passage of a Hate Crimes Bill in the state by signing a business coalition letter to lawmakers pressing them on this issue. A bill supported by the NAACP has now passed and will become law. While that is a great victory, we believe hate crime legislation is necessary for ALL 50 states. We will continue to support important causes in the fight for equality and implement policies within our company to support these principles. Advocacy is an integral part of how we can effect change, and this is only the start.
We have made an IHG commitment to:
- Launch a bespoke program to develop Black leadership talent and build partnerships with organizations dedicated to the growth of our Black colleagues
- Require diverse candidate shortlist and interview panel processes
- Support legislation that drives change in racial justice and equity
What you can do
These are just some of the many organizations and causes you can support and empower in the fight for racial justice and equality.
Formed in 1909 to advance justice for Black Americans. NAACP fights to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. You can take action by signing a petition and contacting your elected official about the #WeAreDoneDying campaign.
The United Nations Human Rights Office advocates practical solutions to fight fear and injustice, so governments protect the rights of ALL their people. Join their global movement to #FightRacism, which works to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality, and anti-discrimination.
Join IHG in support of the federal Anti-Lynching Act. The bill, if passed, would make lynching a federal crime. Historically lynching was a crime in the United States that targeted and terrorized the Black community.
A Hate Crimes Bill supported by the NAACP passed the Georgia House and Senate on June 23, 2020. But the work is not over. There are three more states (Arkansas, South Carolina, and Wyoming) without a Hate Crimes Law. If you live in one of these states, reach out to your local elected officials and encourage them to pass comprehensive hate crime legislation.