Indiana Moms, Children To Deliver Mother's Day Cards To Senator Coats' Indianapolis Office On Friday To Raise Gun Violence Awareness

May 09, 2013, 18:30 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Senator Dan Coats Voted Against Life-Saving Background Checks Supported by 89 Percent of Hoosiers

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INDIANAPOLIS, 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 Friday in Indianapolis to deliver Mother's Day cards to Senator Coats' office to raise awareness about the effects of gun violence on mothers and children. 

Last month Senator Coats 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. Recent independent polls have found that 89 percent of Hoosiers support background checks for all gun buyers.

Hoosiers can sign a Mother's Day card urging Senator Coats 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.

What:  Mothers deliver Mother's Day cards to Senator Coats' Indianapolis office
Who:  Moms Demand Action Chapter Lead Nicky McNally; Joantyonette (Tony) Grundy, whose husband and son were both shot and killed in Indianapolis;  Mayors Against Illegal Guns and concerned Hoosiers
Where:   Senator Coats' Office: 10 West Market St, Indianapolis
When: Friday, May 10, 11:00 AM

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