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November 22, 2022

Statement of ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross Re: Shooting in Colorado Springs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2022 – The American Bar Association condemns the shooting Saturday at a nightclub in Colorado Springs, the latest incidence of senseless violence and death in America. We grieve with the families and friends of the victims as well as the communities devastated by this attack.

The ABA is committed to diversity and inclusion and is dismayed by any violent acts targeting particular groups for their lifestyles, ethnicity or any other qualities.

Through our Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, the ABA increases awareness and understanding and promotes full and equal participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in the Association, legal profession, and society. The ABA is committed to a campaign to promote civics, civility and collaboration across society to encourage a greater acceptance of all people.

Becoming inured to this level of violence and hatred is simply not acceptable or sustainable. We all must get involved to put an end to this carnage.

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