LULAC Expresses Sadness over Newtown, Connecticu​t

December 14, 2012

Contact: Jossie Sapunar
JSapuna@LULAC.org

Washington, D.C.– Today, LULAC expressed its condolences at the massive shootings that took the lives of 20 children, and 7 adults including the gunman’s mother and the gunman at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Today's massacre surpasses the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 in which 13 died and 24 were injured.

“As a mother and a grandmother it is with a heavy heart that I extend my deepest sympathies for the countless families who suffered a loss today at the hands of the gunman in Newton, Connecticut,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “Primarily, LULAC is a civil rights organization working to help the interests of the Latino community, but times like these transcend politics, race, and creed and today we are one community mourning together the innocent lives needlessly lost,” explained Moran.

Today’s tragic events followed other instances of violence including this week in Oregon and earlier this year in Aurora, Colorado where innocent victims like today were killed by a lone gunman.

“We also recognize that there is a very present need to explore and address these instances of extreme violence and how we as a country can come together to prevent these needless killings,” concluded Moran.

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