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'Everytown For Gun Safety' To Launch Today In Atlanta, Uniting Moms, Gun Violence Survivors, Faith Leaders, Lawmakers, And Other Georgians To End Gun Violence

Atlanta Event is One of Ten Across the Country to Kick Off 'Everytown'; Group will Rally Americans to Join Fight to End Gun Violence that Kills 86 Americans Every Day  

ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Congress failed to pass legislation to require comprehensive gun background checks despite near-unanimous public support, moms, gun violence survivors, faith leaders, lawmakers, and other Georgians will gather today to launch 'Everytown for Gun Safety,' a new gun violence prevention group.  Everytown will ask Americans to join the fight to reduce the gun violence that kills 86 Americans every day and affects every town – big cities and small towns alike. 

The event in Atlanta is just one of a number of events happening around the country today that will bring together local community leaders to speak out for common-sense gun laws that will reduce gun violence. 

What:

Moms, gun violence survivors, faith leaders, lawmakers, and other Georgians will gather today to launch 'Everytown for Gun Safety' a new gun violence prevention group



Who:

Speaking:

State Senator Nan Orrock represents Senate District 36.
Pam Driesell is the Senior Pastor for Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.
Lucy McBath is the mother of Jordan Davis. Her son was shot and killed at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida on November 23, 2012. She is the national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
Colin Goddard was shot four times and survived the April 16, 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech that killed 32 of his classmates and professors. Colin is a Senior Policy Advocate for Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Michael Bishop is the father of Jamie Bishop, a German professor who was killed during the Virginia Tech shooting.
Ronnie Mosley is a senior at Morehouse College and a gun violence prevention advocate in Atlanta. Gun violence killed Ronnie's cousin and best friend.
Kathryn Grant is a gun violence prevention advocate with The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus.



When:

Today, April 16 at 12:00 PM



Where:

Woodruff Park
Peachtree Street NW and Edgewood Ave SE

About Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of Americans fighting for common-sense policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives.  Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 1.5 million supporters including moms, mayors, survivors, and everyday Americans who are fighting for reforms that respect the Second Amendment and protect people.  At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded in 2006 by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement of American mothers founded on the day after Newtown.  Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown

CONTACTS
Lindsey Rosenthal: lrosenthal@everytown.org

SOURCE Everytown for Gun Safety

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