Please Support TRC

The Tarbo Ridge Coalition stands against racism, police brutality, and the militarization of law enforcement. We mourn the murders of fellow citizens killed by police and vigilantes: George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and a shameful, long list of black and brown people dating back to the founding of our state and country.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of these men and women. We must know and remember to say their names. We must remember our responsibility to defend civil and human rights for all. And we must redress the over-policing of people of color and the under-policing of white militias and criminal actors.

TRC finds a measure of hope in the growing recognition of systemic racism and the need for fundamental and lasting change in our society. The Jefferson County Sheriffs’ Department is taking important steps to upgrade their policies and operations for which we are grateful.

As citizens, we must also support efforts by grass roots organizations working on systemic racism and oppression and look deep into our own hearts daily for ways to actively support fairness and equity. We rededicate ourselves to peaceful protest, protections for our shared constitutional and civil rights, environmental justice and opposition to paramilitary and racist groups on the Olympic Peninsula and beyond.

Actions speak loudest. Let us act deliberately. Let us work together.