Press Conference: Floridians to Oppose Senator Rubio's 'No' Vote on Background Checks

Apr 18, 2013, 08:58 ET from Mayors Against Illegal Guns

Rubio Voted Against Background Checks Despite the 94% of Florida Voters Who Support the Commonsense Reform;

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DORAL, Fla., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday Senator Marco Rubio 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.  Looking past Florida and toward a likely run for the presidency, Rubio chose to vote with the Washington gun lobby and defied the 94 percent of Floridians who support background checks for all gun sales.  Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner, a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and community leaders will hold a press conference today to criticize Senator Rubio for siding with the NRA and turning his back on the overwhelming majority of Florida voters who support background checks. 

What: Press conference to oppose Senator Rubio's vote on background checks


  • Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner
  • League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County Director Maggie Fernandez
  • God's Tabernacle of Deliverance Ministry Pastor Vernon Gillum, son murdered by gun violence
  • RJT Foundation President Denise Baker-Brown, son murdered by gun violence

When:Thursday, April 18, 2013
2:00 PM

Where: NW 87th Avenue and NW 36th Street
Doral, FL 33166

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