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'Everytown for Gun Safety' to Launch Today in Columbus, Uniting Mayors, Moms, Gun Violence Survivors, Faith Leaders, and Other Ohioans to End Gun Violence

Columbus 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

COLUMBUS, OH, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Congress failed to pass legislation to require comprehensive gun background checks despite near-unanimous public support, mayors, moms, gun violence survivors, faith leaders, and other Ohioans 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 Columbus 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:

Mayors, moms, gun violence survivors, faith leaders, and other Ohioans will gather today to launch 'Everytown for Gun Safety' a new gun violence prevention group



Who:

Speaking:


  • Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Ohio's Third District
  • Mayor Michael Coleman of Columbus, OH
  • Julie Eichorn, Columbus Ambassador Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Pastor Victor Davis, Trinity Baptist Church
  • Margaret Long - Margaret suffered a spinal cord injury from a gunshot wound when she was 19 years old. Margaret also lost her nephew to gun violence and her brother survived a shooting.


When:

Today, April 16 at 2:00 PM



Where:

Trinity Baptist Church,


461 St. Clair Avenue & E.A. Parham Street


Columbus, OH

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

CONTACT
Taylor Maxwell: [email protected]

SOURCE Everytown for Gun Safety

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