WASHINGTON — Today, Hip Hop Caucus President and CEO Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. issued the following statement in response to the deadly shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, TN:
“Hip Hop Caucus is disheartened by the tragic shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee which has left three children and three adults dead. This marks the 129th mass shooting in America this year and the 13th that has occurred in a school setting. For decades, gun violence has been a deadly constant in our lives. We refuse to be indifferent to its continued growth and destruction. Assault style weapons have no place in the general public. Gun reform requires not simply condolences to the families impacted, but actual action by those in power. This is not a partisan issue – but a human rights issue. We call on Congress and the Biden Administration to swiftly enact comprehensive gun reform that places the safety of the American people first, and we extend love to all of those impacted by this shooting.”
About Hip Hop Caucus
Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.