MFJ grieves the attack on all the victims and mourns the loss of Valentino Marcos Alvero, Hongying Jian, Yu Lun Kao, Lilian Li, My Nhan, Ming Wei Ma, Diana Man Ling Tom, Muoi Dai Ung, Chia Ling Yau, Wen Tau Yu, and Xiujuan Yu, who were murdered in a mass shooting in Monterey Park.
We stand in solidarity with the AAPI community understanding that changing our world requires collective and sustained action and that we all have a responsibility to ensure that everyone feels safe, seen, heard, and valued.
We cannot afford to become numb to these repeated acts of gun violence and mass murder. AAPI communities have withstood acts of violence targeting older adults because of racism, xenophobia, and perceived vulnerability.
We call on elected officials to take immediate and meaningful action to address the public health crisis of gun violence.