Statement from Commissioner Pieciak on Racism
Racism is a public crisis. It is systemic - built directly into our public health, social, and economic systems. In light of the murder of George Floyd, and other instances of police violence against persons of color, we write to affirm the Department of Financial Regulation’s commitment to social justice and equity. Our financial service laws requires it and morality demands it. It is our responsibility as individuals and as part of a collective to build an anti-racist system and to support Vermonters in their efforts to confront racism.