FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2016

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Union leader calls for healing following shooting

Categories: Washington, D.C. , AFGE National President

AFGE president says extreme hatred and prejudice prompted killings

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement:

“Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Orlando is a stark reminder of the extreme hatred and prejudice that still exists in this country and the devastating results that can come from such intolerance. It is also a reminder of the reach of ISIS and the danger we continue to face from terrorism.

“Our hearts cry out for the 49 innocent lives that were lost and the dozens of people who were injured. Now is a time to come together as a nation and heal our wounded soul so we can rise up stronger than before. For any good to come of this tragedy, we must become more united in our struggle to ensure that every person is treated with love, respect, tolerance, and dignity.”

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