Today marks 5 years since the devastating shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando that took 49 innocent lives. In remembrance, Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz released the following statement.
“Five years ago at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, 49 innocent lives were cut off at their prime. Today we mourn and remember those who were killed that awful day and hold their loved ones, survivors, the Orlando community, and the entire Florida LGBTQ+ community in our hearts. Those killed were victims of hatred, homophobia, and the epidemic of gun violence in our country. They should be alive today, and it is our duty to do more than just remember.
“We must recommit to honor them with action by fighting to end hate and homophobia, and by pushing for common sense gun reforms. Our leaders need to offer real change instead of just thoughts and prayers, and we at the Florida Democratic Party will not rest until they do.”