PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Congress failed to pass legislation to require comprehensive gun background checks despite near-unanimous public support, mayors, moms, gun violence prevention advocates, law enforcement and other Pennsylvanians 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 Philadelphia 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.
Mayors, moms, gun violence prevention advocates, law enforcement and other Pennsylvanians will gather today to launch 'Everytown for Gun Safety' a new gun violence prevention group
- Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
- Richard Ross, First Deputy Commissioner for the Philadelphia Police Department
- Shira Goodman, Executive Director of CeaseFire PA
- Jeannine L. Lisitski, Executive Director of Women Against Abuse
- Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder of Mothers in Charge
- Deb Marteslo, Pennsylvania Events Lead for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Today, April 16 at 1:30PM EST
City Hall Room 201
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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
Lindsey Rosenthal, [email protected]
SOURCE Everytown for Gun Safety