Press Release: “Haley Stevens Statement on CMU Shooting”
Haley Stevens Statement on CMU Shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Mich.– Today, Haley Stevens, chief of staff of the U.S. Auto Rescue and candidate for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 11th District, released the following statement about the shootings at Central Michigan University:
I am deeply saddened by the shootings at Central Michigan University. Today we are seeing the pain and tragedy of gun violence hitting so close to home. I have a heavy heart for the CMU community. We cannot let the menace of gun violence become the status quo.
I am calling on our elected officials in Lansing and Washington to take immediate action to curb the threat of gun violence in our communities. It is long past time to pass common-sense gun legislation instituting universal background checks and banning assault weapons and bump stocks to make our streets safer while preserving Second Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens.
In the two weeks since the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Southeast Michigan has been plagued with threats of violence on our schools and our neighborhoods. From the two lockdowns at Plymouth-Canton Schools to the day-long standoff at a home in Troy, we must take action to end the threats that are rocking our communities and causing Americans to live in fear.
This afternoon, Vice President Pence is traveling to Detroit to campaign and tout the Trump Administration’s agenda. I have a message for Vice President Pence: Go back to Washington and do your job. Our communities are suffering. Our parents and students are living in fear. We cannot wait another day to act on common-sense gun reform. It’s time for the Trump Administration and Congress to stand up to the gun lobby that has had a chokehold on rational gun policy and Americans’ safety for far too long. You have a job to do, Vice President Pence. Do it.
ABOUT HALEY STEVENS
Haley Stevens has dedicated her career to saving and growing good-paying jobs in Michigan. During the Great Recession, Haley served as Chief of Staff on the Auto Task Force inside of the U.S. Treasury Department. Most recently she led a national workforce development program and created the country’s first online training program for digital manufacturing, which is already changing lives. She has led innovation programs across the country, helping small and medium sized manufacturers grow. Haley was born and raised in the 11th District, and is a graduate of Seaholm High School.