Washington, DC – Today, Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano (D-CA) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) released the following statement on the shooting that occurred at Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As it stands, five individuals were killed and 18 were injured.
“This morning, LGBTQ Americans are waking up to another tragedy inflicted on members of our LGBTQ community,” said Equality PAC Co-Chairs Chairman Mark Takano and Congressman David Cicilline. “Our hearts break for the victims, their friends and families, and the LGBTQ community in Colorado Springs. These violent attacks are meant to intimidate and terrorize us, but we remain steadfast in our ability to come together as a community, united to speak out against this hate. We will do everything in our power to ensure these horrific incidents never become the accepted new normal in our country.”
Equality PAC is the political arm of the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus and is dedicated to the full legal and societal equality for LGBTQ Americans. All funds raised into Equality PAC are spent supporting and electing openly LGBTQ individuals and strong LGBTQ allies to the United States Congress who are committed to passing the Equality Act and to ensuring full civil rights and protections for all LGBTQ Americans.