Washington, DC – Following today’s deadly shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) issued the following statement:
“NaFFAA is horrified and saddened to learn about yet another mass shooting, this time in a city too close to home: Jacksonville, Florida,” said NaFFAA National Chairman Brendan Flores. “Deadly violence like this has no place in a civilized society, and we unequivocally condemn such reckless and destructive actions. We pray for the victims, their families, and others suffering in this time of grief and confusion. NaFFAA and our local Florida leaders offer our support to those affected by this tragedy.”
Anna Lopez Brosche, President of the Jacksonville City Council, said: “I am horrified and saddened by the tragic mass shooting and loss of life in Jacksonville today. I am keeping the victims, their families, and the City of Jacksonville in my prayers and I extend my thanks to our swift and able first responders.”
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The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Established in 1997, NaFFAA has been the standard bearer for promoting the welfare and well-being of the 4 million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy.