MPower Change Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting
October 27, 2018
“MPower Change stands in solidarity with our Jewish family, especially the community in Pittsburgh, after today’s horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.
In the face of overwhelming hate, we choose unrelenting love and unity. We recommit ourselves to dismantling anti-Semitism and all forms of racism.
Places of worship are sanctuaries and all people should feel safe to practice their religion freely. We are horrified by this week’s string of anti-Semitic violence—first targeting a prominent Jewish philanthropist and now attacking congregants. We call on everyone, especially elected officials and political leaders, to take a stand against anti-Semitism and make clear that it has no place in our society. ”
– Linda Sarsour and the MPower Change team