Published on February 15, 2023

(Washington D.C.) – On behalf of the African American Mayors Association (AAMA), AAMA President and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. extends his heartfelt prayers and condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the tragic shooting at Michigan State University.

“Our hearts ache for the Michigan State students, staff, families, and the East Lansing community who survived this nightmare,” said Little Rock Mayor and AAMA President Frank Scott, Jr. “Thoughts and prayers never feel like enough in the face of another horrifying and senseless act of gun violence. When will enough be enough? How many lives is too many? We cannot afford to wait any longer to take serious action against gun violence in this country and enact common sense gun control laws.”

The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) is the only organization dedicated to representing over 500 African American mayors across the United States. AAMA seeks to empower local leaders for the benefit of their citizens. The role of the AAMA includes taking positions on public policies that impact the vitality and sustainability of cities; providing mayors with leadership and management tools; and creating a forum for member mayors to share best practices related to municipal management.