Coalition Continues to Call on Congress for Commonsense Gun Laws; www.DemandAction.org
ATLANTA, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country, will join with faith leaders, gun violence survivors, veterans, and gun safety advocates for a roundtable discussion on Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. ET at The Temple Sinai. With momentum building on Capitol Hill to pass commonsense gun laws, roundtable participants will call on Senator Isakson and Senator Chambliss to support the new bipartisan Manchin-Toomey legislation that will expand background checks.
WHO: -Rabbi Elena Perry -Gun safety advocates, veterans, gun violence survivors and faith leadersWHAT: Roundtable discussion calling on Senators Chambliss and Isakson to support commonsense gun laws WHEN: Thursday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. WHERE: The Temple Sinai 5645 Dupree Drive NW Atlanta, GA 30327 About Mayors Against Illegal Guns Since 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 Boston Mayor 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.org. CONTACTS Christina Freundlich: email@example.com or 314-302-0602 Erika Soto Lamb: firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-580-5281 SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns