Mourning Victims of Gun Violence in Monterey Park, California
Today, on what should be a celebration of Lunar New Year for Asian American communities around the country and people around the world, we mourn with the people of California after the devastating shooting in Monterey Park. We honor the victims who were murdered. Young people deserve safe communities in which they can thrive and be celebrated for who they are without fear, but the gun violence epidemic in this country continues to cause tragedy after tragedy. Our youth shouldn’t be growing up in an atmosphere of violence and criminalization. This latest attack won’t be the last unless we examine and dismantle this culture of violence.