VLP Statement

The shooting we have seen this week is a stark reminder of the need to decry the racial, ethnic, and gender-based violence that has remained a consistent part of our nation’s culture.  

This latest travesty is one instance in a long legacy of cruelty.  Such acts of violence instill fear which takes away a basic sense of safety that allows humans to reach their full potential.  

Women of all backgrounds, LGBTA+ citizens, folks who are Black, and Americans of Asian heritage deserve safety and security, and their lives matter.  We stand against all violence, and we will continue our work to fight injustice.

-Joanna Allison, Executive Director