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March 17, 2021

Rep. Bourdeaux Statement on Atlanta Murders

WASHINGTON — Today, United States Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) released the following statement after the murder last night of eight victims across three spa parlors across the metro Atlanta area:

“Like so many across our country, I watched in horror last night as news broke of the murder of eight people in the Atlanta area,” said Congresswoman Bourdeaux. “Six of the victims were Asian-American women, coming after weeks of vitriol and violence against the Asian-American community in the United States. While we wait for further investigation into the motivations of this attack, my heart goes out to the victims’ families and loved ones, and I thank the Atlanta Police Department for swiftly apprehending the suspected killer. Today, our greater Atlanta community is in mourning, but we know this: hate will not stand. Violence will not stand.”

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Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, an economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.

Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford