WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today on the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:
“A year after 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Newtown Elementary, the United States House of Representatives hasn’t passed a single common-sense gun safety law.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and with families all over the country who have lost friends or relatives to gun violence.
“The only conceivable response to their grief—the only possible acknowledgement of the heaviness of those losses—is action to prevent more victims.”
The Progressive Caucus has highlighted simple steps Congress could take to prevent future tragedies and to make Americans safer from gun violence. The Progressive Caucus remains committed to protecting families across the country from gun violence, and to the memories of all those who have been lost because we did not act sooner.