First Lady To Visit Wisconsin Shooting Victims’ Families
2:30 pm, August 23rd | by Laura Donovan
With multiple shootings and many senseless deaths, it hasn’t been a peaceful summer. But first lady Michelle Obama will send her best to family members of the recent Wisconsin massacre and meet with them privately.
The Let’s Move! campaigner, who has been guest editing for iVillage this week, is going to visit with family members of those wounded or killed in the Sikh rampage that resulted in six deaths. The temple shooting, which was orchestrated by a white supremacist, followed the tragic “Batman” theater shooting that left many devastated and unsettled. That’s why Michelle Obama’s visit is a much-needed gesture that could perhaps instill some hope in our nation.
“It is important that these families hear firsthand how she and the president feel about this terrible tragedy,” said Rajwant Singh, the chairman of the Maryland-based Sikh Council on Religion and Education.
After the Sikh temple tragedy took place, President Barack Obama condemned the actions of the killer, stating he was “heartbroken” over the awful event. Good job to his wife for making moves and visiting the people affected.