Hip Hop Caucus Statement on Mass Shooting in Monterey Park, California

Hip Hop Caucus is deeply saddened by the horrific mass shooting in Monterey Park, California following a Lunar New Year celebration. Ongoing violence in and against communities of color bring layers of fear, anxiety, and in instances like this, overwhelming sadness to what should be joyous occasions. Gun violence continues to wreak havoc on our society and with 33 mass shootings already occurring in the U.S. in 2023, we need our elected leaders to enact gun reform now. We stand in solidarity with the AAPI community and our hearts are with the survivors and all those affected.