Make A Difference on Mother's Day: Join the Million Moms' Rally for Sensible Gun Laws

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Million Moms - Twin Cities Chapter

    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not too early
 to plan to make sure you make a difference on Mother's Day. This year,
 Minnesota Million Moms are inviting mothers and others to join them at the
 State Capitol in St. Paul to rally for sensible gun laws.
     This Mother's Day, take your mom to the mall -- the State Capitol Mall,
 where Minnesotans concerned about gun violence will gather on Sunday, May 13,
 2001 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., to demand sensible gun laws.
    Million Moms from the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Rochester are sponsoring the
 Mother's Day rally. Already, families from around Minnesota are making
 arrangements to come to the rally. Mary Sitek of Duluth will be there, with
 her 83-year-old mother-in-law, Ann, who is blind and uses a wheelchair.
 Another family, the Trachsels of Duluth, has four generations coming to the
 rally. Southeastern Minnesota families are meeting at the Rochester Wal-Mart
 North parking lot at 11 a.m. on May 13 to caravan by car to the rally. These
 families are taking a stand against gun violence, and you can too.
     Each year in Minnesota, some 350 people -- including 60 children -- die
 from gun violence. The rally will honor those who have died, and push for
 stronger handgun laws to prevent future deaths by gunfire.
     People whose lives have been changed by gun violence will be among the
 speakers at the rally. Included in the schedule are:
     -- Joel Spoonheim, a St. Paul man who was shot during a random drive-by
        shooting
     -- Jodi Bromeland, a Rochester woman whose son used a gun to kill himself
     -- Joan Peterson, a Duluth woman whose sister was fatally shot in a
        domestic dispute
 
     Last Mother's Day, some 800,000 people, including many Minnesotans, went
 to Washington, D.C., for the national Million Moms March. This year, many of
 the more than 250 local Million Moms chapters around the U.S. are planning
 rallies in their hometowns-from Honolulu to Boston. "This Mother's Day, we
 want to focus on what Minnesotans can do at home to change gun laws," said
 Mary Heller, vice president of the Twin Cities Million Moms chapter.
     IN THE UNITED STATES, EVERY TWELVE MINUTES, A CHILD IS HURT OR KILLED BY
 GUN VIOLENCE. IT'S TIME MOTHERS AND OTHERS STAND UP FOR SENSIBLE HANDGUN LAWS.
 For more information, check out http://www.millionmommarch.com or call the
 Million Moms Twin Cities chapter at 612-202-8177 or the Duluth chapter at
 218-724-7287.
 
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SOURCE Million Moms - Twin Cities Chapter
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not too early
 to plan to make sure you make a difference on Mother's Day. This year,
 Minnesota Million Moms are inviting mothers and others to join them at the
 State Capitol in St. Paul to rally for sensible gun laws.
     This Mother's Day, take your mom to the mall -- the State Capitol Mall,
 where Minnesotans concerned about gun violence will gather on Sunday, May 13,
 2001 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., to demand sensible gun laws.
    Million Moms from the Twin Cities, Duluth, and Rochester are sponsoring the
 Mother's Day rally. Already, families from around Minnesota are making
 arrangements to come to the rally. Mary Sitek of Duluth will be there, with
 her 83-year-old mother-in-law, Ann, who is blind and uses a wheelchair.
 Another family, the Trachsels of Duluth, has four generations coming to the
 rally. Southeastern Minnesota families are meeting at the Rochester Wal-Mart
 North parking lot at 11 a.m. on May 13 to caravan by car to the rally. These
 families are taking a stand against gun violence, and you can too.
     Each year in Minnesota, some 350 people -- including 60 children -- die
 from gun violence. The rally will honor those who have died, and push for
 stronger handgun laws to prevent future deaths by gunfire.
     People whose lives have been changed by gun violence will be among the
 speakers at the rally. Included in the schedule are:
     -- Joel Spoonheim, a St. Paul man who was shot during a random drive-by
        shooting
     -- Jodi Bromeland, a Rochester woman whose son used a gun to kill himself
     -- Joan Peterson, a Duluth woman whose sister was fatally shot in a
        domestic dispute
 
     Last Mother's Day, some 800,000 people, including many Minnesotans, went
 to Washington, D.C., for the national Million Moms March. This year, many of
 the more than 250 local Million Moms chapters around the U.S. are planning
 rallies in their hometowns-from Honolulu to Boston. "This Mother's Day, we
 want to focus on what Minnesotans can do at home to change gun laws," said
 Mary Heller, vice president of the Twin Cities Million Moms chapter.
     IN THE UNITED STATES, EVERY TWELVE MINUTES, A CHILD IS HURT OR KILLED BY
 GUN VIOLENCE. IT'S TIME MOTHERS AND OTHERS STAND UP FOR SENSIBLE HANDGUN LAWS.
 For more information, check out http://www.millionmommarch.com or call the
 Million Moms Twin Cities chapter at 612-202-8177 or the Duluth chapter at
 218-724-7287.
 
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