Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner And Concerned Floridians To Call On Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen To Vote For Commonsense, Lifesaving Background Checks

May 01, 2013, 18:50 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

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Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Will Have a Chance to Vote for HR 1525, Which Would Close Loopholes That Allow Criminals to Get Guns

Background checks supported by 95 Percent of Florida Voters;

MIAMI, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner, a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and concerned Floridians will gather Thursday to call on Florida District 27 Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to vote for commonsense, lifesaving background checks for all gun sales.  HR 1525, or the King-Thompson Bill, would close loopholes that make it easy for criminals and dangerous people to get guns. Ros-Lehtinen has not yet stated her position on the bill.

Mayor Lerner is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has 45 members in Florida.

Event details are below:

What: Press Conference: Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner and concerned Floridians urge Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to vote YES on HR 1525, King-Thompson Bill

When: Thursday, May 2 at 11:00 AM 

Where: Office of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: 4960 SW 72 Avenue, Miami

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

Media Contact
Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner: or 305-992-3433 
Kate Downen: or 406-224-5056

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