We Stand With El Paso, Gilroy and Dayton by Taking Action in Our Communities
Twenty-two people lost their lives to hate in El Paso, and at least 24 more were injured. Just days earlier, another young gunman, fueled by white nationalist rhetoric, killed three people in Gilroy, CA. Although the motive is not yet known, nine people were killed by another shooter with an assault rifle in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday night.
The devastation to each of their families and these communities will last for years and years. No one thinks it will happen in their town, and then it does. That's what the son of a victim at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh told us. His mother was killed just before she was to read the Prayer for Peace.
To families and friends who have lost someone to hate, please know, we will stand with you. The way we stand is with our actions. We have to bolster our communities and build connections and communication as hate escalates.
at the NIOT Blog.