Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (NYSE: HASI), a leading investor in climate change solutions, today announced a $100,000 donation to support leading organizations addressing racial injustice and voting rights.
The donation will be allocated among the following organizations:
- NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF) – A nonprofit organization seeking structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education. Since its founding in 1940, LDF has been a pioneer in the struggle to secure and protect the voting rights, employing legal, legislative, public education, and advocacy strategies to promote the full, equal, and active participation of African Americans in America’s democracy.
- Campaign Zero – A nonprofit organization that aims to reduce police violence in the United States. Campaign Zero promotes urgent policy solutions that can change the way police serve our communities and protect and preserve life through analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns, and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.
- Baltimore Action Legal Team (BALT) – A nonprofit organization providing legal support to Baltimore communities as they exercise their civil liberties, protesting injustices rooted in structural racism and economic inequality. BALT is dedicated to using creative and collective solutions to support the Movement for Black Lives in Baltimore by supporting community-led efforts to address racial injustices focused on inequities in the criminal justice system. These efforts include community education, rapid response, training, research, and advocacy.
“57 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the long and painful fight against systemic racism has rightfully taken on renewed urgency over the past months, weeks and days,” said Hannon Armstrong Chairman and CEO Jeffrey W. Eckel. “We are committed to helping drive meaningful change for communities of color, which is why we are proud to support the work of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Campaign Zero, and the Baltimore Action Legal Team in elevating Black voices and driving progress towards racial equity and justice.”
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