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Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Honors 1 October Victims and First Responders

Shelbie Swartz
01 Oct, 2021
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Las Vegas, Nev. — Today, the Nevada AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez released the following statement to honor the 60 victims who lost their lives and the hundreds who were injured as a result of the deadly shooting at the Route 91 Music Festival on October 1, 2017.

"Four years following the darkness of 1 October, many of us are still grieving and enduring the pain that no family, friend, spouse, or child should ever have to face. Gun violence has touched too many of our lives, and the lives of our union men and women who showed awe-inspiring resilience and bravery in the face of the events of 1 October and the days following.

In the aftermath of this tragedy, our union brothers and sisters leaped into action, whether as first responders tending to victims or as hospitality workers who ensured the care and safety of those seeking shelter. I am proud to represent this movement and the amazing members of our affiliates who never hesitate to uplift and protect our community, even in the face of danger. 

My prayers are with the families who lost loved ones that day, and I hope they find solace knowing our entire city, state, and country are spending this day in remembrance of the 60 lives lost. We are with you today and every day.”