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For Immediate Release:  June 12, 2016

Contact: Melanie Roth Gorelick, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
mgorelick@thejcpa.org; 212-684-6953

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) expresses its outrage at the horrific shootings at the Pulse night club whose clientele is the LGBTQ community in Orlando. According to President Obama, this act marks the deadliest shooting in the history of the country.   

"This is an act of terrorism and a mass hate crime," stated David Bernstein, JCPA's President and CEO. "We offer our heartfelt condolences to all of the families who were affected and wish a full recovery to all those injured."

"We know that the authorities will do everything in their power to establish the motives behind these crimes and spare no effort in bringing to justice all the responsible parties" he stated. "We urge the citizens of the United States to stand together neighbor to neighbor against hate crimes, terrorism and intolerance."

JCPA, the public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community, serves as the national coordinating and advisory body for the 16 national and 125 local agencies comprising the field of Jewish community relations.


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