Official Statement

Racially-Motivated Buffalo Shooting

Opportunities for Otsego Statement on Racially-Motivated Buffalo Shooting

05.24.2022 - Oneonta, N.Y.

As an organization dedicated to preventing domestic and interpersonal violence, Opportunities for Otsego condemns violence in all forms. We remain steadfast to working alongside local, state, and federal partners to combat inequity and systematic oppression that perpetuates violence and trauma.

Opportunities for Otsego extends its support to the Buffalo community shattered by the racially motivated crime on its friends, families, and neighbors. For nearly six decades, Community Action Agencies have worked to lift up disenfranchised and marginalized persons by building loving, healthy, and safe communities across the nation. This act of hatred, and others like it, will not steer us off this path, but solidifies our commitment to making America a better place to live.

We send our condolences to the family and friends of the victims and to our Community Action brothers and sisters at the Community Action Organization of Western New York impacted personally and professionally by this tragedy.


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