For immediate release
May 25, 2022
Another day in America, another mass shooting tragedy. What actually needs to happen for there to be reform? UNITE HERE joins the overwhelming majority of this country in calling for comprehensive background checks as a first step to tackle these senseless murders.
These are kids we’re talking about here. Black grandparents and workers at the grocery store. Church goers. Who are we as a labor movement if we don’t join the fight to end this nonsense?
We cannot become numb to this. And we cannot let ourselves feel powerless against this. We have everything it takes to hold politicians accountable for this—and as a labor movement, we have the organizing chops to move mountains when we try.
UNITE HERE sends much love and solidarity to the grieving families today and every day.
—D. Taylor, President, UNITE HERE