DNC on the 7th Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Shooting
June 12, 2023
DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes issued the following statement on the seventh anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting:
“Seven years ago today, our country witnessed the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ+ community in American history when a gunman shot and killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. At what was supposed to be a celebration during Pride month, this attack reminded us of the violence and discrimination that LGBTQ+ people continue to face.
“These attacks are against everything we stand for as Americans. Whether it is seeking to pass the Equality Act or fighting for common-sense gun reforms, Democrats remain committed to not only rooting out anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination, but also fighting the gun violence epidemic.
“Inaction is not acceptable. Today and every day we must honor the lives we lost at Pulse nightclub with action.”