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Advisory: Survivors Of Gun Violence And Gun Violence Prevention Advocates To Filibuster The Filibuster By Reading Names Of Americans Killed With Guns

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, victims and survivors of gun violence will gather with gun violence prevention advocates to participate in "Filibuster the Filibuster: They Deserve a Vote." On December 14, 2012, 20 children and 6 adults were murdered in Newtown, Connecticut. And since that tragic day, more than 3,300 additional men, women and children have been killed with guns. Until the Senate agrees to debate and vote on legislation to prevent gun violence, families of victims and survivors of gun violence will stand up to give voice to those who have been senselessly murdered since Newtown by reading the names of each person who has been killed.

Fourteen Republican Senators including the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have promised to stop the Senate from even debating common-sense gun legislation. More than 90 percent of Americans support universal background checks, but Republican Senators are threatening to refuse to even allow background checks to come to the floor for a vote.

Every U.S. Senator needs to know that stopping a vote on measures to prevent gun violence is not acceptable.  Now is the time for action.  Gun violence victims, and all Americans, deserve a vote. 

WHO:

  • Victims and survivors of gun violence
  • Gun violence prevention advocates

WHEN:  Begins at 1pm until the Senate vote on Thursday

WHERE: Capitol Visitor Center – SVC-201 

Groups Participating:

  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Coalition To Stop Gun Violence
  • Mayors Against Illegal Guns
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Newtown Action Alliance
  • Project End Gun Violence
  • Protest Easy Guns

For Questions Contact: Emma Shapiro, eshapiro@americanprogress.org, 202-682-1611

SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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