For Immediate Release
Contact: David Card
Washington, DC – Curt Decker, executive director of the National Disability Rights Network, issued the following statement in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and other recent acts of hate and terror in the United States:
“I am profoundly saddened by the acts of violence that have taken place in Pittsburgh, Louisville, and by the mail bombings targeting political leaders and the news media. But I am not surprised. This is the inevitable outcome of the hate filled rhetoric that has infected our national discourse. Our leaders must do better. We all must be better. Hate has no place in America and it must stop now. The National Disability Rights Network joins with the entire civil rights community to mourn those we lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and our nation.”
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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.