Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Arizona Green Party statement after Tucson tragedy‏

Arizona Green Party (AZGP)
(602) 417-0213
P.O. Box 60173
Phoenix , AZ 85082

DATE: January 10, 2011

Marcus Bellamy, AZGP Media Outreach Coordinator, (602) 703-6243,
Angel Torres, AZGP Co-Chair, (623) 202-3747,
Luisa Evonne Valdez, AZGP Co-Chair, 602-413-3182,
Celeste Castorena, AZGP at-large member, (602) 430-9714 (bilingual media contact)

The Arizona Green Party continues to advocate for non-violence after tragedy in Tucson

ARIZONA – The Arizona Green Party is both saddened and outraged in response to the acts of domestic terrorism that plagued not only the City of Tucson this weekend, but our whole nation. Our hearts go out to Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as well as all the victims and their families, friends, and communities affected by this senseless tragedy. Our sincerest condolences to those lives that were lost devastatingly on Saturday and we hope for a speedy recovery to those beginning their healing process.

Nonviolence is one of The Ten Key Values of the Green Party. We promote non-violent methods to oppose practices and policies with which we disagree, and will guide our actions toward lasting personal, community and global peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence; it is a willingness to resolve conflict in a constructive manner with a spirit of good will and respect.

Violence is never an answer. We, the Arizona Green Party, will continue to advocate for peace and non-violence in the wake of this tragedy in Tucson and everyday; that bloodshed and brutality are not replacements for compassionate dialogue and diplomatic action.

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