To our AFSCME sisters and brothers in Newtown, Connecticut,
To the first responders, including Newtown police officers, members of AFSCME Local 3153 (Council 15), who are demonstrating remarkable professionalism and dedication as public servants as they respond to and investigate this tragedy,
To the police dispatchers from AFSCME Local 1303-136, public works employees from Local 1303-200 and Newtown Board of Education nurses from Local 1303-215 (Council 4),
And to the entire Newtown community,
We, the members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), send you our thoughts, prayers, sympathy and solidarity.