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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (June 4, 2020) – Thermos L.L.C. announced today that it has made a monetary donation to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The funds will go towards achieving racial justice through litigation, advocacy and public education. Thermos’ mission is to “Protect What Matters Most”. Today, in the name of that mission of protection, Thermos is donating to help the fight against racism.
“Silence on the issues of systemic racism, on inequalities in the criminal justice system, assaults on the free press and on our fundamental First Amendment rights as Americans cannot be tolerated by a free people in a democracy.” said Rick Dias, President and Chief Operating Officer of Thermos L.L.C. “It is incumbent upon all of us to publicly renounce these threats and commit to making meaningful changes within our own organization. We must all stand up and speak out. We understand that it is not enough to make public declarations but it is unthinkable in these times not to do so. We stand in full support of the Black Lives Matter movement, criminal justice reform and a free press.”
The NAACP LDF is at the forefront of the movement to fight for racial justice. During this time, the fight to defend civil and human rights has never been more critical. You can be part of the mission by making a donation to help win landmark legal battles, protect voters across the nation, and advance the cause of racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society. Visit here to donate.
About Thermos L.L.C.
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About the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Founded in 1940, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the nation’s first civil and human rights law organization. LDF has been completely separate from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1957—although LDF was originally founded by the NAACP and shares its commitment to equal rights. LDF’s Thurgood Marshall Institute is a multi- disciplinary and collaborative hub within LDF that launches targeted campaigns and undertakes innovative research to shape the civil rights narrative. Learn more about LDF at naacpldf.org