AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Congress failed to pass legislation to require comprehensive gun background checks despite near-unanimous public support, moms, gun violence survivors, lawmakers, and other Texans will gather today to launch 'Everytown for Gun Safety,' a new gun violence prevention group. Everytown will ask Americans to join the fight to reduce the gun violence that kills 86 Americans every day and affects every town – big cities and small towns alike.
The event in Austin is just one of a number of events happening around the country today that will bring together local community leaders to speak out for common-sense gun laws that will reduce gun violence.
What: Moms, gun violence survivors, lawmakers, and other Texans will gather today to launch 'Everytown for Gun Safety' a new gun violence prevention group
- Carlee Soto, whose sister Victoria was killed in the Sandy Hook School shooting in 2012
- Danielle Vabner, whose brother Noah Pozner was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012
- John Woods, a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007
- Hillary Rand, Regional Manager, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
- Kris Kennedy, Austin Ambassador, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
- Jaime Adams, San Antonio Ambassador, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
- Debby Tucker, Executive Director of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (NCDSV)
- State Rep. Elliot Naishtat
When: Today, April 16 at 11:00AM CT
City Hall Plaza
301 West 2nd St.
Austin, TX 78701
About Everytown for Gun Safety
Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives. Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 1.5 million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people. At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded in 2006 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded on the day after Newtown. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown
Jack Warner, [email protected]
SOURCE Everytown for Gun Safety