1199 Statement Regarding The Shooting in BuffaloMay 15, 2022
1199SEIU is appalled and heartbroken by the mass shooting today at a supermarket in Buffalo. Our hearts go out to our UFCW union family and all those impacted by this senseless act. Gun violence is a public health crisis which we cannot allow to be normalized—we need urgent action to keep guns out of our neighborhoods, investment in community violence intervention programs, and a stop to the hate-filled rhetoric that fills our airwaves. No single piece of legislation will stop the gun violence epidemic and we must strive for comprehensive solutions to safeguard our communities.