“For too many families across our City, gun violence is an unrelenting fact of life. It’s time for that to change. Each of us has to make a commitment as New Yorkers that we will do everything we can to stop the violence that is poisoning our communities. The death of Sadie Mitchell this week reminds us that this vile act is still happening in on our streets. We know the community is empowered and stands ready to rid their streets of violence and death. Ultimately it is up to all of us to stop gun violence.

I want to thank Reverend Al Sharpton for calling for a day of action on November 23rd. We must stand together and show that we will not excuse this type of reckless violence in our neighborhoods.”