In Response to Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh, PA

For Immediate Release
October 27, 2018

Contact: Mufalo Chitam, Executive Director
Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition

MIRC Statement in Response to Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh, PA

PORTLAND, MAINE- “On behalf of the members of the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, I extend my sincere condolences to, our member organization, the Congregation Bet Ha’am and the entire Jewish community and everyone affected by the shootings today in Pittsburgh, especially the families of the deceased. We wish the injured a quick recovery. “

We commend the members of law enforcement who acted swiftly to end the attack. During times such as these, we are reminded of how venerable our communities are to acts of hate. We stand united with our Jewish community in Maine and the US in condemning violence and all hate crimes in our communities. MIRC continues to advocate for communities that are truly inclusive, welcoming and safe for everyone.

The Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition (MIRC) strives to improve the legal, social and economic conditions experienced by Maine’s Immigrants – enhancing their lives and strengthening Maine – through advocacy, information sharing, and fostering collaboration among member organizations.