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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 03:00 PM

Organizers of Beto O'Rourke visit to Newtown apologize for not including some Sandy Hook families

Not everyone in Newtown was pleased with Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke’s visit on Wednesday evening.

O’Rourke spoke to hundreds of gun control activists in Newtown, not far from the site of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The event was sponsored by the Newtown Action Alliance, a group of activists supporting gun control. But organizers apparently did not include Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana was murdered during the Sandy Hook attack.

In a series of tweets Wednesday night and Thursday, Marquez-Greene said “certain families” were excluded from the event. She also thanked O’Rourke for intervening and making sure the event was open to all Sandy Hook families.

The Newtown Action Alliance, which organized the event, tweeted an apology Wednesday evening. "We will make that all the families are invited next time,'' the group said. “This is a genuine apology.”

Read more: https://www.courant.com/politics/capitol-watch/hc-pol-newtown-beto-invite-20191031-n7oiyokkk5dmpf42b6zbuxzfhm-story.html

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