A commitment to action on racial justiceJune 16, 2020
THE SHOCKING DEATHS of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have focused the nation’s attention on institutional racism. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati stands against racism in all its forms and, aligned with our corporate value of inclusiveness, we recognize that we must do more to shape attitudes on equality and affect change in the communities we serve.
The FHLB Cincinnati’s cooperative membership of 640 financial institutions support local businesses, mortgage lending, affordable housing and general economic development throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee. We are proud to be part of a strong network of local lenders, housing providers and civic leaders, and we know that we have an opportunity and an obligation to stand against injustice and systemic racism, now.
We can start by ensuring that we, as an organization, live up to our commitment to diversity and inclusion. There is no room for disparity at FHLB Cincinnati based on race, or any other attribute, and we will do our part to encourage honest, even if uncomfortable, conversations about our differences. We are committed to becoming more engaged champions of social justice, taking a more active role in local organizations and supporting those who stand for justice and the elimination of racism. We cannot solve the problem of racism alone but we can be an agent of change and progress toward a broader solution.
Andrew S. Howell
President and CEO
Karla M. Russo
First Vice President, Human Resources and Inclusion