As a company whose mission is “to create opportunities for our people and the people we serve to build communities that thrive,” we believe it is our responsibility to speak up and speak out for our people and the people we serve. The following is an excerpt from a message sent by GMC’s leadership to all employees. While this message was intended to be internal, we believe it’s important for us to publicly affirm what we, as a company, stand for and believe.
“…Our communities and our people are hurting, and the pain is justified.
GMC is made up of a multitude of people with different backgrounds, unique experiences and individual stories. We are all different, but we must be unified in standing up for what is right.
We do not, and will not, tolerate racism and discrimination. We do not condone violence.
We will stand up for equality for all people. We will stand up for justice and peace. We will stand up for each other…
…It’s hard to know where to start, as this pain is not something that can be healed overnight. We must start by taking care of each other and of our communities, and know that our actions can make a difference.
Here at GMC, we will stand together and stand up for what is right.”