A Statement from Alliance for Safety and Justice: Center Survivors in the Aftermath of Violence in Lansing, Michigan

Last night, we received news of yet another senseless mass shooting at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan. As students sat in their evening classes and families settled for dinner, shots rang out across the campus, killing three students and critically wounding five others. Today also sadly marks the five-year anniversary of the Parkland, FL school shooting. We stand as one with the victims, their loved ones, and those in the Alliance for Safety and Justice family who have been affected. 

No one deserves to be the victim of gun violence. 

There have now been more mass shootings than days in the year so far, and even more shootings that don’t garner national attention, leaving families and communities across the country heartbroken and reeling from grief. We’ve seen repeatedly that violence has a wide reach – it can touch schools, workplaces, and our neighborhoods. But these tragedies also serve as a call-to-action, and an affirmation that we must continue our work in pursuing safety in every community, especially among those most impacted by violence.. 

This moment is a tragic reminder: increased trauma recovery and other support for survivors of violent crime and investments in shared safety solutions that work is vital and urgent. 

As a survivor-led organization, we stand with survivors in Lansing, Parkland, and we will continue to advocate for safety in every community nationwide.