On June 12, the nation will mark five years since the tragedy in Orlando. This serves as a moment to reflect on the progress that has been made since the shooting, pause to honor the lives of the 49 people who were shot and killed and the many more forever changed, and recommit to honoring them with action. A coalition of organizations made up of QLatinx, The LGBT+ Center Orlando, the OnePulse Foundation, Equality Florida, Equality Federation Institute, Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is teaming up to elevate local events in Orlando and create opportunities for people to engage nationally in the remembrance, including a National Discussion on the tragedy at Pulse streaming on Facebook on June 12 at 5:00PM ET followed by a National Moment of Silence on June 12 at 6:00pm ET. Your support would go an incredible way in ensuring the victims, survivors, and impacted community are not forgotten and reaffirming the nation’s commitment to creating a world free of the kind of violence that took place that night.
Gun safety is very clearly an LGBTQIA+ & Latinx issue, and the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub centered the inescapable reality of gun violence on the LGBTQIA+ community. Our commitment to action does not end with working to uproot the hatred displayed five years ago. We must also confront our country's gun violence epidemic by demanding more than thoughts and prayers from our lawmakers. We need action now.
Five years later, we are asking you to join together again to honor all of the victims, survivors, and first responders with a commitment to solidarity and action.
View the full letter here: http://bit.ly/PulseCoalitionLetter
Pulse Coalition Webpage: https://bit.ly/pulse5year
Social Media Toolkit: http://bit.ly/PulseToolkit
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