LAS VEGAS — The Nevada State Democratic Party Executive Officers and staff join Nevadans and people across the country in mourning on this solemn anniversary. Chair Judith Whitmer offered the following statement:
“The nightmare of 1 October is now four years behind us, and though time softens many memories, the images from that tragic night are painfully vivid. Far too many lost their lives to senseless violence, hundreds more were badly injured and traumatized, and thousands more still were directly impacted by the loss of a beloved family member or friend.
It is crucial that we, as society, avoid allowing our despair and fear lead us to inaction; rather, we must use our heartbreak as fuel for the fight for a better world. We send our most sincere thoughts and prayers to the departed, the wounded, and the traumatized, and we pledge to continue the work of building a kinder, safer, and more just society in their honor.”