Eagleton’s Statement on Horrific Loss of Life Robb Elementary School
May 25, 2022 – The Eagleton community is devastated by the horrific loss of life at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Senseless tragedies like this one or the shooting in Buffalo less than two weeks ago – all too often – remind us that in our American democracy, we have the power to demand change. It is our responsibility to hold our elected officials accountable, especially when those affected are the most vulnerable in our communities – our children.
At Eagleton, we study the American political system and ways to improve democracy. Good governance requires elected officials to respond to the roots of crises with solutions. Yet, gun violence continues and the American public’s call for change has been met with government inaction. Eagleton calls on elected officials to act, respond to public calls for change, and provide common sense solutions to safeguard our entire community, including schools, supermarkets, malls, movie theaters, and houses of worship. Inaction is unacceptable, and perhaps the most undemocratic act of all.