January 8, 2021
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, we were deeply saddened and in disbelief to see the tragic events unfold in the U.S. Capitol—an insurrection by an angry mob using violence and destruction to undermine the principles of our American democracy.
These events weigh heavily in the hearts and minds of the Cal-IHEA team. As a group that is committed to upholding the core tenets of democracy, racial equity, and health equity for all, we strongly denounce the actions of the insurrectionists, which aimed to disenfranchise and harm these core tenets.
Uniting to heal as a nation and continuing to work to eliminate long-standing inequities, including health disparities, has never been more important. Cal-IHEA affirms its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of ALL Californians regardless of race, socioeconomic status, immigration status, ability, gender, or sexual orientation. We continue to commit ourselves to eliminating health disparities in communities that have historically been marginalized due to institutional discrimination. We ask that you stand with us in denouncing hate and promoting democratic principles to achieve a safer, healthier, and more equitable California. Our work is far from done and we ask that you join us as we work to improve health care access for immigrants, achieve universal coverage in California, build an equitable health workforce, and address the social determinants of health.
In solidarity,The Cal-IHEA Team