The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s Statement on Lack of Justice for Breonna Taylor

We are deeply angered and saddened, but not surprised, by the lack of justice in the case of Breonna Taylor, who was tragically murdered on March 13, 2020 in her apartment by Louisville police officers. For centuries, the laws and systems put in place to govern the United States have been precisely designed to uphold a white supremacist power structure. This has resulted in the continuous terrorism, murder, mass incarceration, and utter lack of justice for Black Americans. Enough is enough!

It’s time to take back our power and democracy to ensure that what happened to Breonna Taylor never happens again. Let’s use our voices, votes, dollars, and feet to demand change now because we can, should, and simply must. In the words of late Congressman John Lewis, “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” Following in his and Andrew Goodman’s footsteps, let’s stand up and speak out because it’s the right thing to do. We are in this together.

Let’s be clear—Breonna Taylor should be alive today. Her life mattered. Black lives matter.

Your vote will help shape the future of the justice system and policing in this country. Beyond the presidential election, elections for mayors, sheriffs, attorneys general, legislators, judges, and governors in every city, county, and state play a role in our justice system. Make sure you turn out for the presidential election—and every election after that. Make sure you hold all elected officials accountable. Being a voter is a full-time job, not just a job on Election Day. Do it for your family. Yourself. For Breonna.