April 4, 2018 - “In the face of incredible violence and intimidation, the brave students from Stoneman Douglas High School have inspired a nation to say ‘Enough is Enough,'" said Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO of RXR Realty.“In the fight against gun violence in America, we have seen moms throughout the country step-up, we have seen students and children step-up, and now, the business community must step up and take action for common-sense gun safety. This forum is the first of many steps for the business community to get involved in taking action against gun violence.”
The event also honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated on April 4th, 1968. A video clip of Dr. King was played for the audience to mark 50 years since his life was tragically cut short by a single bullet in Memphis, Tennessee.
“Gun violence is not a poor person’s problem; it is not a black problem, or a white problem; it is not an urban or suburban problem; it is not a Texas problem, or a Florida problem, or a Connecticut problem; it is not just a school safety problem; it is not a global problem. It is an American problem. It is a uniquely American problem. It is therefore up to us to bring about an American solution” added former Secretary of Homeland Security and DMI Board Member Jeh Johnson. Watch a short clip here.
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