Statement from GLAD Executive Director Janson Wu on the Shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue

We are saddened and horrified by the shooting today at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the families and friends of those who lost loved ones, those who were hurt by this violence, and to all those in our Jewish communities who are reeling from this news. We denounce hate in all its forms, and condemn the anti-Semitism that motived this incident. It is our collective responsibility to do the work of mending our world. That work includes both fighting to end gun violence and striving to create a culture where the hateful rhetoric and action that occurred today at Tree of Life – and has become far too prevalent in our country – is both unacceptable and unheard of.