Video: Rep. Susan Wild Pays Tribute to Ramon Ramirez in Speech on House Floor
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday night, Representative Susan Wild (PA-07) paid tribute to the life of Ramon Ramirez, a constituent who was shot and killed in Upper Macungie Township on April 21 while filling up his truck at a Wawa. Mr. Ramirez was a father of three, and the shooting was determined to be yet another tragic act of senseless violence.
“I rise today to honor the memory of Ramon Ramirez, of Allentown, Pennsylvania—who tragically lost his life to a senseless rampage of gun violence on April 21 while he was filling up his work truck at a gas station in the wee hours of the morning.
Ramon was 31 years old. He was a husband of 12 years. A father of three children. People remember him as a loving family man and a hard worker. Someone who—as one neighbor put it—was always looking to make things better for those around him. That same neighbor remarked that, lately, she often heard Ramon and his son play basketball in front of their house.
The horrific toll of gun violence across our country is puncturing the American dream. It has stolen the hopes and lives of so many families.
I am not up here to advocate for any particular bill. I am up here to ask and beg and plead that somebody on the other side of the aisle come to me with their suggestions of what we can do to stop these random acts of gun violence. I want to work with you.
We have to end this. I ask all my colleagues to join me in paying tribute to Ramon Ramirez and standing in solidarity with his family.”