The state House and Senate convened in a rare joint session Wednesday to remember the victims of last October’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Lawmakers gathered in the House Chamber to approve a joint resolution recognizing April 10th as ‘Stronger Than Hate Day” in Pennsylvania.
“It’s our job to make certain, as we go forward, that we make every effort we can to make this world better,” said Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny).
Eleven people were killed in the Tree of Life shooting.
Wednesday’s meeting was the first joint legislative session to honor victims of a tragedy since 2001, in the wake of the terror attacks of 9/11.