Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition Announces More than 100 Events Across the Country as Part of Largest Field Campaign in U.S. History to Address Gun Violence
Vice President Biden to Participate in Call with Supporters Today Ahead of Advocacy Day; www.DemandAction.org/March28
NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced that Mainers will join Americans gathering at more than 100 events across the country tomorrow, Thursday, March 28 as part of the National Day to Demand Action to end gun violence. While members of Congress are home during the Easter/ Passover recess, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in conjunction with Organizing for Action, Americans for Responsible Solutions and other groups, will organize events and petition drives and generate an unprecedented number of calls into Senate district offices to call for their representatives to support commonsense gun laws like comprehensive and enforceable background checks.The coalition also announced that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will discuss efforts to pass gun reform on a call with supporters today ahead of the advocacy day tomorrow. Major events in Maine will take place in the following cities (list in development, all times local): Augusta What: Press Conference/Petition Drive Who: Augusta Mayor William Stokes and Hallowell Mayor Charlotte Warren When: 11:30 AM Where: University of Maine at Augusta, Randall Student Center Portland What: Press Conference Who: Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and former Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert When: 10:00 AM Where: Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room The National Day to Demand Action will feature hundreds of mayors, law enforcement officials, faith leaders, gun violence survivors and family members, and other Americans who want Congress to take immediate action to strengthen our background check system and reduce gun violence. The day is expected to be the largest gun violence advocacy event in history and is part of the largest field campaign in U.S. history to address gun violence. The coalition recently announced that it is hiring organizers and opening campaign offices in ten key states including Maine.