Statement: CEA Reaction to the Mass Shooting in Boulder, CO

March 23, 2021

CEA President Baca-Oehlert:
CEA Reaction to the Mass Shooting in Boulder, CO
Ten lives lost in a senseless act of violence

DENVER, CO – Yesterday, ten people were senselessly murdered as they went about their business at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, CO.

The following statement can be attributed to Amie Baca-Oehlert, high school counselor and president of the Colorado Education Association:

“Sadly, once again, our Colorado community is hurting after another senseless and tragic mass shooting. The CEA sends our support to the brave members of UFCW Local 7 who not only have been serving our communities during a pandemic, but who took swift action to usher people to safety during this senseless act of violence. Ten lives, including that of a Boulder Police Officer, were lost yesterday and we stand with all Coloradans in mourning. In the days ahead we will come together to support our students, families and community members who are impacted by this tragedy, but we also must come together to act. Enough is enough.”

About the Colorado Education Association
The Colorado Education Association is the voice of 39,000 educators, working together in a strong union to ensure all students get the exceptional public schools they deserve, in every neighborhood across the state. As Colorado’s largest labor union, CEA works collectively with all education stakeholders to ensure Colorado’s standing as an excellent state in which to learn, live, work, and raise a family.

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