TUCSON, Ariz., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by Mayors Against Illegal Guns:
Mothers, children and others who have been affected by gun violence will gather in Tucson Friday to raise gun violence awareness. They will create and deliver Mother's Day cards to Senator Jeff Flake, who voted against life-saving background checks. Recent independent polls have found that 90 percent of Arizonans support background checks for all buyers.
Last month Senator Flake was among those who voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by NRA A-rated Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have closed the loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns.
Arizonans can sign a Mother's Day card urging Senator Flake to take action on gun violence here.
In addition, to mark Mother's Day, Roxanna Green, whose nine year-old daughter Christina-Taylor Green was killed in the 2011 Tucson mass shooting, released a video message. Link to the video here.
Event details are below.
Mother's Day Card Signing Rally – Mothers will then deliver cards to Senator Flake's Tucson office
Jocelyn Strauss, Chapter Leader of Moms Demand Action; Mayors Against Illegal Guns, concerned citizens
Fort Lowell Park: 2900 North Craycroft Rd, Tucson
Saturday, May 11, 10 AM
About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 950 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
SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns