WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2023 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) released the following statement on the mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine:
“The Machinists Union, which represents thousands of members across the state of Maine, stands in solidarity with the community of Lewiston, Maine, and expresses our deepest condolences to the victims’ families following the tragic mass shooting that occurred last night.
“The heart-wrenching events that unfolded in Lewiston have left our community in shock and mourning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those affected by this senseless act of violence.
“In times of crisis and tragedy, the strength of a community shines through. We commend the first responders and law enforcement for their quick and decisive actions during this incident. Their bravery and dedication to public safety are an inspiration to us all.
“As a union dedicated to the well-being and safety of our members and the broader community, we will continue to support efforts to promote a safer and more just society.
“We stand in unity with the people of Lewiston during this difficult time.”