Mass Shooting Newsletter
It saddens me once again, to hear of another mass shooting, this time in our own district. Sunday night in Fresno, 4 people lost their lives and 6 more and were injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
My team and I have been working tirelessly to ensure that we're doing all we can to assist in any way possible. We've reached out to local law enforcement, as well as community leaders and organizations to help provide services, such as victim compensation, and bring the community together to facilitate healing.
Please see the following resources for caregivers and parents from the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVRC) for tips and facts on how best to comfort their children and loved ones in these trying times:
- Suggestions for Parents – Mass Violence Incidents
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
- After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal
- Supporting Grieving Students in Schools
- Additional Resilience Tools
Rest assured, I will continue my work here in Washington to support meaningful bipartisan gun safety reform and push the Senate to take up legislation like H.R.8 - Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 and H.R.1112 - Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, which the House passed over 260 days ago. In the face of such senseless violence that seeks to divide and intimidate us, we must not forget our duty to help one another. Instead, we must come together as a community and work together to support those recently affected and limit those from being affected in the future.
If you need assistance or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact my Fresno district office at 559-495-1620.
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