Sunrise Banks’ Response to George Floyd’s Death

We’re grieving the loss of George Floyd and our hearts are breaking for his family and our community, just as we grieved the senseless killings of Philando Castile, Jamar Clark, and so many others. Our hope is that real, lasting change will come out of this unspeakable tragedy and we will emerge as a more tolerant and just society.

The last few days have been a whirlwind of emotion, confusion, fear and grief as we saw a senseless murder happen before our eyes and our community painfully suffering each day.

Our days have been filled with ensuring the safety of our staff and customers, engaging with local officials and talking to our community leaders.  And, while we are late coming out to make a full statement, it doesn’t lead to our stance being any different.

There is no excuse for racism of any kind – period.

Sunrise Banks believes every person on this planet is important, and that kindness and love always win.  We stand for the equitable and just treatment of all people, no matter their heritage or background.

We support those who respectfully and peacefully protest inequality and stand in solidarity with anyone attempting to end systemic prejudice and bigotry.

– David Reiling, CEO Sunrise Banks