By Tom Andrews on October 2, 2017
This morning I awoke to news that at least 50 lives were lost and hundreds more injured due to senseless gun violence in Nevada. My heart goes out to all who are directly affected by last night’s shooting—the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
There is still much to learn about the situation, but make no mistake — this act was preventable, and as the community mourns and recovers, we must support them with a renewed vow to stop violence in all its forms. Additionally, if you are in the Las Vegas area and interested in helping directly, I encourage you to donate blood if you are able.
UUSC works across the world to dismantle systems of oppression and uplift and affirm the inherent worth and dignity of all, to ensure that people can live safely and securely. To live a life free from the fear of violence is an issue of human rights. We join in solidarity with all those afflicted by this and other forms of violence.