Statement on Charleston Shooting

Campaign to Unload Responds to Deplorable Shooting in South Carolina

Statement on Charleston Shooting

 

Washington, DC – Last night an attack on humanity, an act of terrorism and a fatal shooting rooted in racism happened in Charleston, South Carolina when a man open fired on a bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal.

 

In response to the shooting last night Campaign to Unload in partnership with the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, released the following statements:

“This is much bigger than a gun violence tragedy. This is a tragedy that shines light on the prevalence of racism. We must work against the intersection of racism and gun violence, which together becomes terrorism. This cowardly act was an attack on humanity and a sin against all people of faith. Our coalition stands in solidarity with the Charleston community.” -Jennifer Fiore, Executive Director, Campaign to Unload

“We condemn this undeniable act of terrorism intended to strike fear at a time when we have stood together to declare that Black lives matter. We continue to fight for a world where young people of color can exist with full dignity, justice, and humanity in a safer and more just America. Our thoughts go out to the families of those killed and to the congregation that lost its pastor.” – Dante Barry, Director, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice

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