Our hearts are with Midland, Odessa, and everyone in West Texas who has to endure this again. More information is forthcoming, but here's what we know: We need to end this epidemic. https://t.co/ytWLcg7y20
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 31, 2019
It’s what we all say every time we first hear the news.
We wait for the count of how many were killed. We wait for the details. The motive. The weapon.
We cite statistics and call for action.
We express outrage over how often we have to express outrage.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) September 1, 2019
Time’s up, @SenateMajLdr. Let’s vote on gun safety legislation NOW. Every day you wait, more tragedies happen.
Do something, Senator McConnell. America is done waiting for you.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) September 1, 2019
As I’m writing this Saturday night, there’s no real news on how to help the victims in Odessa unless you’re local enough to donate blood. Hopefully this will change by the time this posts.
It’s Monday, and it’s Labor Day in the US. A day that was dedicated to the labor movement and workers is memorializing them in the best way we know how: by forcing many of them to work for shitty pay so people can buy crap on massive sale.