After Friday’s tragic massacre of 20 school children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., AFT President Randi Weingarten told "Meet the Press" yesterday, “Schools have to be safe sanctuaries…[there] has to be a conversation and action about both mental health as well as gun laws.”
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka responded to today's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and seven adults dead.
We want to express our extreme sadness for the community of Newtown, and particularly the families of the victims. As a father myself, this tragedy is a parent’s worst nightmare. This is a moment for America to come together and do what we do best—support one another as we try to recover from this senseless and inexplicable horror.