Ohioans To Protest Senator Rob Portman For Voting Against Background Checks On Friday

Apr 19, 2013, 11:25 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Announces "Shame On You" Protest at Senator Portman's Office

Portman Voted Against Commonsense, Life-Saving Solutions Supported by 83 Percent of Ohioans; www.DemandAction.org

CINCINNATI, April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns announced today that concerned Ohioans, victims' rights advocate Hope Dudley, gun violence survivor Regina Morris, Progress Ohio, members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Obama for America will gather Friday for a "Shame on You" protest against Senator Portman who voted with the Washington gun lobby and against the 83 percent of Ohioans who support common sense, life-saving background checks for all gun sales. 

This week Senator Portman was among those who voted against bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have closed the loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns.

Event details are below.


What: "Shame on You" Protest at Senator Portman's Office
Who: Victims' rights advocate Hope Dudley, gun violence survivor Regina Morris, Progress Ohio, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Obama For America
When: Friday, April 19 at 11 a.m.
Where: Senator Portman's Office, Fountain Square, 520 Vine Street

About Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Since its creation in April 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has grown from 15 members to more than 900 mayors from across the country. We have more than 1.5 million grassroots supporters, making us the largest gun violence prevention advocacy organization in the country.  The bipartisan coalition, co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, has united the nation's mayors around these common goals: protecting communities by holding gun offenders accountable; demanding access to crime gun trace data that is critical to law enforcement efforts to combat gun trafficking; and working with legislators to fix weaknesses and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other dangerous people to get guns.  Learn more at www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

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