Mayors Against Illegal Guns Will Release a New Ad and Research Findings on How Weak Gun Laws Turn Domestic Abuse into Murder;
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
, a gun owner and NRA member whose sister
was murdered in the
, spa shooting in
by her estranged husband.
List of events happening across the country (all times local):
What: Press ConferenceWho: State Senator
, Executive Director AZ Coalition Against Domestic Allie Bones and domestic violence survivorsWhen:
Where: Senate Lawn, Capitol Building, 1700
What: Press Conference with Center for American Progress Who: State Senator
, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Arkadi Gerney and Tuscon shooting survivors:
Where: Safeway, 7110 N Oracle Rd.
What: Anti-Domestic Violence Round TableWho:
Urban League President
, local supportersWhen:
Where: Urban League of
, 2135 South Hanna St.
What: Anti-Domestic Violence Round Table Who: Faith leaders, local supporters When:
Where: Penn Arts Building - 111 E. 16th Street
Event: Press Conference with Center for American ProgressWho: Center for American Progress President and CEO
, gun violence survivor Professor
, Moms Demand Action member
Where: Court House, 101 S Main St.
What: Roundtable and Lunch with Center for American ProgressWho: Center for American Progress Action Fund Executive Director
, Rev. Dr.
, gun violence survivor Judge
Freddie Pitcher, Jr.
, and founder of Doctors Against Gun Violence Dr.
Where: Wesley United Methodist Church, 544 Government
What: Roundtable Who: Moms Demand Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Maine Council of Churches When:
Where: Bintliffs Diner - 98 Portland Street
What: Event with Center for American Progress Who:
of the Center for American ProgressWhen: 6:30 PM Where:
University of Nevada
, gun violence survivor
and domestic violence prevention advocate
Where: Private residence, please contact
What: Roundtable and Ad ScreeningWho: Moms Demand Action and local supportersWhen:
Where: Progress Ohio Conference Room, 172 E. State Street, 6th Floor
What: Press ConferenceWho: Mayor
, Mercer County DA Robert Kochem and
Police Chief MensterWhen:
Where: City Hall, 500 Roemer Blvd.
What: Press Conference with Center for American ProgressWho:
, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Patrick Murphy, CeaseFirePA Executive Director
, advocates and gun violence survivors Terry Rumsay,
Where: Media Town House, 117 Veterans Square
What: Press ConferenceWho: Scranton Mayoral Candidate Bill Courtright, other speakers TBAWhen:
Courthouse, 200 N. Washington Ave.
What: Roundtable with Center for American ProgressWho: State Rep.
, National Organizing Director on Gun Violence Prevention Lance Orchid, gun violence survivors
and Army veteran
Where: Felix Pinckney Community Center, 4764 Hassell Ave,
About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in
, 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
, 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
Erika Soto Lamb
SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns