In response to the Justice Department finding ‘significant failure’ in Uvalde Police response, NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez released the following statement:
“It’s crucial that we address these systemic failures to ensure the safety of our communities and prevent such tragedies from happening in the future. It is now clear that our State and congressional representatives failed the children and teachers in Robb Elementary School.
“We deserve to be safe in our communities and the time for comprehensive gun reform is now. Young voters overwhelmingly support universal background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons, and repealing gun industry immunity. We must act decisively to implement meaningful gun reform and forge a safer tomorrow.”
About NextGen America
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.5 million young voters and contacted 9.6 million young eligible voters during the historic 2022 midterm elections.