FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Mayor Marie Lopez Rogers Offers Condolences to Newtown

December 14, 2012

The National League of Cities President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor of Avondale, AZ, releases the following statement in response to today's school shooting in Newtown, CT:

"I am horrified and saddened by today's tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. On behalf of city leaders from across the country, I wish to express our condolences to the victims and their friends and families.

"You will remain in our thoughts and our prayers in the days and weeks to come. As we watch the events continue to unfold, we pray your community will be able to recover from the shock and begin the healing process. Please know we are with you in every step of your pain and healing."

Mayor Lopez Rogers also sent a letter to the town of Newtown, CT on behalf of NLC. To read her letter, please click here.

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