EJUSA executive director Shari Silberstein was in Washington, DC last weekend for the Mothers in Charge Standing For Peace and Justice National Rally.
Mothers in Charge, a national organization of mothers and other families who have lost loved ones to homicide, held the rally to draw attention to the trauma and needs of families left behind after homicide.
Family and friends gathered with pictures of their loved ones. They tragically have one thing in common: losing their loved ones to murder.
EJUSA stood with those families, Mothers in Charge, and the hundreds of rally participants demanding recognition that:
- Homicide is a national tragedy that should be treated like the public health epidemic that it is.
- Families left behind after violence should have the help they need to address the trauma and rebuild their lives.
- No surviving family member should be denied victims’ services or compensation.