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Americans To Protest Senators Who Voted Against Background Checks Friday And Saturday

***Media Advisory***

Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition Announces "Shame On You" Protests at Senators' Offices in Seven States: AZ, GA, IN, MT, NV, NC, OH

Baucus, Burr, Chambliss, Coats, Flake, Heller, Isakson, Portman Voted Against Commonsense, Life-Saving Solutions; www.DemandAction.org

NEW YORK, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns announced today that Americans in seven states will gather today and Saturday for "Shame on You" protests against senators who voted with the Washington gun lobby and against the 90 percent of Americans who support commonsense, life-saving background checks for all gun sales. 

This week Senators Max Baucus (MT), Richard Burr (NC), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Dan Coats (IN), Jeff Flake (AZ), Dean Heller (NV), John Isakson (GA) and Rob Portman (OH) were among those who voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have closed the loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns.

Event details are below (all times local.)

ARIZONA

Phoenix What: "Shame on You" Protest at Senator Flake's Office Who:  Caren Teves, son Alex Teves killed in Aurora theatre shooting Deborah Parker, daughter shot in Phoenix  Jose Guzman, son murdered during a robbery at a Subway sandwich shop When:  Friday, April 19 at 10:30 AM Where:  Senator Flake's Office, 2200 East Camelback Road, Suite 120

GEORGIA

Atlanta What:  "Shame on You" Protest at Senator Isakson's Office Who:  Domestic violence and gun violence survivor Kimberly Brusk, Moms Demand Action, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and concerned Georgians When:  Friday, April 19 at 11:30 AM Where:  Senator Isakson's Office, 3625 Cumberland Blvd.

INDIANA

Indianapolis What:  "Shame on You" Protest at Senator Coats' Office Who:  Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Obama For America, and concerned Hoosiers When:  Saturday, April 20 at 12 Noon Where:  Senator Coats' Office, 10 West Market Street

MONTANA

Bozeman What: "Shame on You" Protest on Senator Baucus' Office Who:  Mayors Against Illegal Guns and concerned Montanans When:  Friday, April 19 at 12 Noon Where:  Senator Baucus's Office, 220 W. Lamme Street, Suite 1D

NEVADA

Las Vegas What:  "Shame on You" Protest on Senator Heller's Office Who:  Mayors Against Illegal Guns, ProgressNow, Obama For America, and concerned Nevadans When:  Saturday, April 20 at 11 AM Where:  Senator Heller's Office, Lloyd D. George Building, 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016

NORTH CAROLINA

Winston-Salem What:  "Shame on You" Protest at Senator Burr's Office Who:  Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Obama For America, and concerned North Carolinians  When:  Friday, April 19 at 2 PM Where:  Senator Burr's Office, 2000 West First Street Suite 508

OHIO

Cincinnati What:  "Shame on You" Protest at Senator Portman's Office Who:  Victims' rights advocate Hope Dudley, gun violence survivor Regina Morris, Progress Ohio, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Obama For America When:  Friday, April 19 at 11 AM Where:  Senator Portman's Office, Fountain Square, 520 Vine Street

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.

Media Contact Erika Soto Lamb: esotolamb@rabengroup.com or 646-580-5281 Alex Katz: akatz1@cityhall.nyc.gov or 617-721-3779

SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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