The recent wave of criminal assaults with guns both here and abroad all too tragically dramatize the hideous crime this nation continues to perpetuate against itself--its consistent refusal to take effective measures to control the manufacture, sale, and ownership of guns.
Adopted at the 61st General Assembly
While sexual violence occurs in all spaces, schools and campuses at all educational levels create unique challenges.
Adopted at the 62nd General Assembly
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The recently issued report of the President's National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders declares as its basic conclusion: "Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal".
An examination of the latest statistics on murder (1973) leads us to several important conclusions. The fact that 25,000 people were killed by guns that year in the United States demands that we take immediate and effective action.
Law enforcement officers who risk their lives each day to ensure our safety deserve the respect and appreciation of all Americans. Their work is challenging and the decisions they are forced to make are difficult. Even as we reaffirm our respect and appreciation for law enforcement, we must acknowledge the long-standing structural injustices, particularly concerning race, that plague too much of our society including our criminal justice system.