Statement on Orlando shootings

It is with great sadness that we join the families, friends and communities to mourn the lives of those who were murdered in the “act of terror” at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. early this past Sunday.

Unfortunately, LGBT individuals bare the brunt of victimization when it comes to hate crimes in America today according to our friends at the Southern Poverty Law Center. This sad fact becomes even more devastating when you add the layer of race and income inequity as past acts of hate crimes around the country have played out in the recent years and the recent tragedy in Orlando showed us.

While the sadness of these events has the potential to threaten the very freedom many of us fight for everyday, we must continue our fight not only to rightfully honor those who lost their lives in this tragedy, but for the freedom that must follow for generations to come. We must not halt or sloe our efforts and allow the enemies of freedom to win this fight!

To win this fight we need sensible gun laws, meaningful dialogue and the support of our families, friends, community leaders, faith leaders, politicians, civic groups, educational institutions and social groups to speak in one unified voice.

Join the Center For Black Equity in promoting freedom and honoring the lives of our brothers and sisters by following us on Twitter @Ctr4BlackEquity and tweeting the below statements.

  • Intolerance and Hate – Enemies to the Freedom #NO2INTOLERANCE
  • Our Freedom Fight is in Honor of the lives lost in the Orlando #NO2INTOLERANCE
  • Standing Against Hate and Intolerance #NO2INTOLERANCE
  • Rest in Power Orlando 49 #NO2INTOLERANCE

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