Today, we are all united in mourning for the tragic and senseless loss of life in [NAME OF CITY]. Once again, [POLICE / TERRORISTS / A NATURAL DISASTER / A DERANGED LONE GUNMAN / A MAN DRIVING A TRUCK THROUGH A CROWDED STREET / OTHER] took the live[s] of [AN] innocent [UNARMED BLACK MAN / GAY NIGHTCLUB ATTENDEES / IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES / SCHOOLCHILDREN / PEOPLE ON THE STREET / OTHER].
Our world is aghast by the grizzly details that have been circulating online and in the news. We are horrified by the images of violence and death that have been inescapable these harrowing hours. We will never forget where we were when we heard about [NAME OF TRAGEDY].
Most of all, we want to keep the family[ies] of the victim[s] in our thoughts and prayers. Long after the news cameras leave [NAME OF CITY], the family[ies] will have to live with the eternal pain of knowing that their loved one[s] would still be with us if not for today’s events. No amount of words can replace the love that was lost in today’s heartbreaking tragedy.
It seems like we’re in a state of perpetual mourning. Once we start to heal from the wounds of one man-made tragedy, another horrifying act of violence is ready to pick the scab and start the bleeding anew.
We must not sit idly by while [POLICE / TERRORISTS / NATURAL DISASTERS / DERANGED LONE GUNMEN / OTHER] ruin our world and endanger the safety of our families. If we want to leave a better world for our children, we must unite today to fight for effective change that can make a lasting impact on the future of our planet.
If we do not act decisively now, then the horrifying loss of life today will have been in vain. We are better than this. Do it for [NAME OF CITY].