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June 18, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC –Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) released the following statement about the attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

“On behalf of myself and my constituents in North Carolina, I want to express deep sadness and outrage at last night’s terrible attack in Charleston, which once again has laid bare our struggles with prejudice, hatred, and gun violence. Our churches and communities of faith are meant to be refuges from the chaos of modern life, places of peace and understanding open to all people. This despicable act of hatred violates that spirit of shared humanity and everything we hold dear as Americans.

“Today, we come together in mutual faith, confident in our shared values, to express sympathy and solidarity. We resolve anew to find a way to put a stop to such violence. And we pray with Reverend Absalom Jones, a founding bishop of the AME Church, ‘Give peace in our day, we beseech thee, O thou God of peace.’”