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VDP Statement on this Weekend’s Horrific Tragedy



Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director


VDP Statement on this Weekend’s Horrific Tragedy

October 10, 2016


Burlington, VT Vermont was struck with an unimaginable tragedy on Saturday night when five young Vermonters were killed. The entire Vermont Democratic Party, its staff and members, are heartbroken and struggling to come to terms with this loss, just as we know people are across our state.


Below is a statement by VDP Chairwoman Dottie Deans:

“The Vermont Democratic Party mourns the loss of Eli Brookens, Janie Cozzi, Liam Hale, Mary Harris and Cyrus Zschau. We grieve for their families, friends and communities - all of whom have been forever impacted by this senseless act. This was an unimaginable tragedy, but made all the more unthinkable given how young the victims were and the manner in which they were taken. No words can describe how heartbroken and numb the events of Saturday night have left us. As Vermonters, it is important that that we come together to help those who are suffering in this difficult time.”


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