Elected Officials, Artists And Experts To Urge Congress To Act On President Obama's Gun Violence Plan

Feb 04, 2013, 11:47 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns


WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad coalition of elected officials, advocates, artists and experts from across the nation will gather in the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, February 6th at 10:30AM to call on Congress to act on President Obama's plan to reduce gun violence, including background checks for all gun sales and an assault weapons ban.   

The group will make their call at a press conference led by Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Mayors Against Illegal Guns and The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA)
Stephen Barton, advocate and survivor of Aurora, Colorado shooting
Tony Bennett
The Reverend Timothy A. Boggs, Parish Priest, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Brooke A. Brewer, teen from South Los Angeles
David Chipman, former ATF agent
John Feinblatt, Chief Policy Advisor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
Mark Glaze, Director, Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Lori Haas, advocate and mother of Virginia Tech shooting survivor
Luis Melchor, teen from Boyle Heights, California
Dr. Michael Nance, Children's Hospital, Philadelphia
Amanda Peet
Chris Rock
Adam Scott
Anna Deavere Smith
Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

When: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013, 10:30 AM

Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center

NOTE: Media must RSVP to attend press conference. Please email or call Erika Soto Lamb at esotolamb@rabengroup.com or 646-580-5281 to confirm attendance.

SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns