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Statements on shootings by KY120 United AFT and by AFT president

Statements from both the Kentucky AFT chapter and the AFT national president

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From KY 120 United AFT:

On the last week of school for many districts, educators & students should not have to worry about their safety. They have the right to life. Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Change is needed. Now.

From Randi Weingarten, AFT president:

“Within the span of a week, our country has witnessed two mass shootings, the gunning down of innocent people in what should be our community’s safest spaces. As we await further details, some things are clear: These are despicable acts of hatred designed to terrorize us all. The communities of Buffalo and now Uvalde will join a long list of places that will never be the same. Our hearts are with all of them.

“Only in America do people go grocery shopping and get mowed down by a shooter with hate in his heart; only in this country are parents not assured that their kids will be safe at school.

“Gun violence is a cancer, and it’s one that none of us should tolerate for one single moment longer. We have made a choice to let this continue, and we can make a choice to finally do something—do anything—to put a stop to this madness.”


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