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AP Domestic

A coalition of executives in business, civic life, sports, health care and utilities joined Mayor Joe Hogsett on Thursday in pledging to take measurable actions to make Indianapolis and neighboring communities racially equitable. 

In taking the Indy Racial Equity Pledge, the executives outlined a host of initiatives their companies would undertake to address racial disparities, such as hiring and retaining Black workers, increasing spending with Black-owned businesses and vendors, and investing philanthropic dollars in Black-led organizations. 

“At Cummins, we will continue to demand racial justice and to drive the change in our communities so that all people may advance and achieve,” said Sharon Barner, vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Cummins.