Carson City, NV - March 18, 2021
Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor and remembrance of the victims of the shooting in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. The Governor’s executive order aligns with a Presidential Proclamation issued by President Joe Biden to lower United States flags until sunset on March 22.
“Kathy and I are sending thoughts to the families, friends and loved ones lost in this tragedy,” Gov. Sisolak said. “We stand with the Asian American community in the face of hate. Nevada has one of the largest Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) populations in the nation and we must double down on our efforts to reverse the hate and stop the violence toward this population.”