Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman Statement on Massacre in Orlando

For Immediate Release
Sunday, June 12, 2016

For More Information Contact:

Patti Hassler, Vice President of Communications & Outreach
203-918-4252 (office)

Washington, D.C.

“The Children’s Defense Fund stands with the LGBT community, the friends and families of those who lost their lives or were injured in this senseless massacre in Orlando,” said CDF President Marian Wright Edelman. “America needs to confront our gun violence culture even as we mourn these lives. As a country we need to say, not one more life must be lost to gun violence and terrorism and hatred. We need to stand together and say, ‘We can and must do better.'”

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