YWCA USA Statement on Orlando Shooting

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YWCA USA Statement on Orlando Shooting

Washington, DC, June 12, 2016 — YWCA USA today released the following statement:

“We, at YWCA USA, are saddened by the immense tragedy of the Orlando shooting. The loss of life brought about by hatred and discrimination against the LGBTQ community is heartbreaking and unacceptable. It is compounded by reports that the shooter had a history of domestic abuse. As one of the country’s largest networks of domestic violence service providers, we keenly understand the danger that guns present to the public at large in the hands of those who have shown a penchant for violence at home.

As many of you gather around the country for vigils, we ask that your self-reflection not end today. Rather, learn what you can do to root out discrimination, end violence, and improve the lives of your neighbors.”

For additional information, contact Danielle Marse-Kapr, Communications and Marketing Manager, dmarsekapr@ywca.org, 202-835-2364.


YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families. For more information, visit www.ywca.org.