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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Will Release a New Ad and Research Findings on How Weak Gun Laws Turn Domestic Abuse into Murder; www.DemandAction.org***MEDIA ADVISORY***
April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As national lawmakers are back in their home states and districts on recess, Mayors Against Illegal Guns is continuing its push for commonsense gun laws by highlighting the disturbing link between domestic violence and guns. The bipartisan coalition – along with the Center for American Progress in some states – is hosting events across the country featuring mayors, faith leaders, moms, law enforcement officials, gun violence survivors and family members of victims who will speak out about the need for comprehensive and enforceable background checks.
In conjunction with these events, the coalition will also release new research findings and an ad featuring
Elvin Daniel, a gun owner and NRA member whose sister
Zina Daniel was murdered in the
Brookfield, Wis., spa shooting in
October 2012 by her estranged husband.
List of events happening across the country (all times local):
ARIZONAPhoenixWhat: Press ConferenceWho: State Senator
Katie Hobbs, Executive Director AZ Coalition Against Domestic Allie Bones and domestic violence survivorsWhen:
10:00 AMWhere: Senate Lawn, Capitol Building, 1700
West WashingtonTucsonWhat: Press Conference with Center for American Progress Who: State Senator
Olivia Cajero-Bedford, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Arkadi Gerney and Tuscon shooting survivors:
Daniel Hernandez and
11:00 AMWhere: Safeway, 7110 N Oracle Rd.
INDIANAFort WayneWhat: Anti-Domestic Violence Round TableWho:
Urban League President and CEO
Jonathan Ray, local supportersWhen:
2:00 PMWhere: Urban League of
Fort Wayne, 2135 South Hanna St.
Indianapolis What: Anti-Domestic Violence Round Table Who: Faith leaders, local supporters When:
1:00 PMWhere: Penn Arts Building - 111 E. 16th Street
South BendEvent: Press Conference with Center for American ProgressWho: Center for American Progress President and CEO
Tom Perriello, gun violence survivor Professor
Stephen Miller, Moms Demand Action member
Stephanie Polito and Pastor
Janice Sutter When:
11:00 AMWhere: Court House, 101 S Main St.
LOUISIANABaton RougeWhat: Roundtable and Lunch with Center for American ProgressWho: Center for American Progress Action Fund Executive Director
Tara McGuiness, Rev. Dr.
Joe Connelly, gun violence survivor Judge
Freddie Pitcher, Jr., and founder of Doctors Against Gun Violence Dr.
12:00 PMWhere: Wesley United Methodist Church, 544 Government
MAINEPortlandWhat: Roundtable Who: Moms Demand Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Maine Council of Churches When:
9:30 AMWhere: Bintliffs Diner - 98 Portland Street
NEVADARenoWhat: Event with Center for American Progress Who:
Danielle Baussan and
Emily Sussman of the Center for American ProgressWhen: 6:30 PM Where:
University of Nevada Student Union
NORTH CAROLINACaryWhat: RoundtableWho:
Jackie Holcombe, gun violence survivor
Kim Yaman and domestic violence prevention advocate
1:15 PMWhere: Private residence, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org for address
OHIOColumbusWhat: Roundtable and Ad ScreeningWho: Moms Demand Action and local supportersWhen:
3:00 PMWhere: Progress Ohio Conference Room, 172 E. State Street, 6th Floor
PENNSYLVANIAFarrellWhat: Press ConferenceWho: Mayor
Farrell Police Chief
Riley Smoot, Mercer County DA Robert Kochem and
Sharon Police Chief MensterWhen:
1:00 PMWhere: City Hall, 500 Roemer Blvd.
MediaWhat: Press Conference with Center for American ProgressWho:
Rick Lowe, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Patrick Murphy, CeaseFirePA Executive Director
Shira Goodman, advocates and gun violence survivors Terry Rumsay,
Shawn Kraemer and
11:00 AMWhere: Media Town House, 117 Veterans Square
ScrantonWhat: Press ConferenceWho: Scranton Mayoral Candidate Bill Courtright, other speakers TBAWhen:
Lackawanna County Courthouse, 200 N. Washington Ave.
SOUTH CAROLINACharlestonWhat: Roundtable with Center for American ProgressWho: State Rep.
Wendell Gilliard, National Organizing Director on Gun Violence Prevention Lance Orchid, gun violence survivors
Lori Haas and
Marie Tate and Army veteran
11:00 AMWhere: Felix Pinckney Community Center, 4764 Hassell Ave,
North CharlestonAbout Mayors Against Illegal GunsSince its creation in
April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 900 mayors from across the country. We have more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country. The bipartisan coalition, co-chaired by
New York City Mayor
Michael Bloomberg and
Thomas Menino, has united the nation's mayors around these common goals: protecting communities by holding gun offenders accountable; demanding access to crime gun trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get guns. Learn more at
www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.orgCONTACTSErika Soto Lamb:
email@example.com or 646-580-5281
firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-721-3779
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