Survivors, Faith, Community Leaders Rally for Action 2 Years After Orlando Attack at Pulse Nightclub

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June 8, 2018

 

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Survivors, Faith, Community Leaders Rally for Action 2 Years After Orlando Attack at Pulse Nightclub

Activists highlight gun safety, LGBTQ+ equality, and survivor resources in wake of political inaction

 

Orlando, FL - On Monday, June 11 at 6:00 p.m., Pulse and Parkland survivors will join with grassroots organizations, community and faith leaders, and Orlando March For Our Lives students. They will demand action from political leaders to end the epidemic of gun violence, reject NRA influence, and address the forgotten needs of the community two years after a horrific mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ nightclub on Latin Night in Orlando left 49 people dead.

 

Six hundred and twelve days passed between Pulse and Parkland while Governor Rick Scott did nothing to reduce gun violence. His promise to take executive action to protect LGBTQ+ state workers from discrimination was broken and mental health funding for Central Florida was slashed.

 

Two years later, we renew our calls to #HonorThemWithAction through advocacy and political activism to ensure all communities, including the most marginalized, are kept safe from gun violence and that the memories of those taken by the epidemic of gun violence are never forgotten.

 

WHAT:

Survivors, faith leaders and community members rally for Pulse nightclub shooting two years prior

 

WHEN:

Monday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Orlando City Hall

400 S Orange Ave

Orlando, FL 32801

 

WHO:

Brandon Wolf, Pulse Survivor and No NRA Money Spokesperson

Ally Justice,  M4OL - Orlando

Ricardo Negron, Pulse Survivor, Program Director with Hispanic Federation

Maria and Fred Wright, Parents of Pulse Victim Jerald Wright

Daniel Duff, Parkland Survivor, M4OL

Diego Pfeiffer, Parkland Survivor, M4OL

Ishmael K. Perez, QLatinx

Rev. Terri Steed Pierce, Joy Metropolitan Community Church

Orlando faith leaders

 

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