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Statement of Maud Daudon, president and CEO of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, on Dallas shooting

"I am heartbroken by the violence happening across the country. My deepest sympathies and prayers go to the families of the police officers in Dallas and the families of the two victims of the shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana in previous days. Our cities need to be safe for everyone. Residents and businesses alike benefit from safer communities.”

“I applaud Mayor Ed Murray and Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole on calling for a peaceful resolution to the divide between the communities of color and the police. The Chamber continues to support the Mayor’s vision for a well-trained police force that incorporates community policing principles, and we look forward to working together to find ways to ensure that all of our region’s residents feel protected, empowered and engaged in our community.”


About The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

The Seattle Metropolitan (Seattle Metro) Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most diverse network of influential business leaders in the Puget Sound region. Founded in 1882 by local business leaders, the Chamber today is an independent organization of 2,200 businesses representing a regional workforce of approximately 700,000 people. For more information, visit

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Alicia Teel
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(206) 389-7262

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Susan Stoltzfus
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