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Wednesday: Everytown, Moms Demand Action to Participate in National Day of Action, Thank Members of Congress for Championing the #DisarmHate Message

After Historic Congressional Sit-in, Moms Demand Action Volunteers and Gun Violence Survivors to Attend Dozens of In-District Events Around the Country To Thank Members of Congress Who Stood up For Gun Sense

WHAT:
Volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, will gather with other supporters to attend in-district events around the nation to thank members of Congress who led an historic sit-in on the House floor calling for a vote to #disarmhate in the wake of the largest mass shooting in modern American history, which killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others at a gay nightclub on Latin Night in Orlando.

Last week, volunteers with Moms Demand Action and gun violence survivors stood for more than 24-hours in front of the Capitol steps to show support for the House Democrats’ efforts and to urge Congress to find a way to pass legislation to reduce the gun violence that kills 91 Americans and injures hundreds more every day. The sit-in came just two days after the U.S. Senate failed to close two critical gaps in our nation’s gun laws, including a deadly loophole that makes it easy for criminals to avoid background checks by purchasing guns from unlicensed sellers online and at gun shows and the Terror Gap, which allows suspected terrorists to legally purchase guns.

The National Day of Action today reflects the outrage and urgency that Americans are feeling around the country. In the weeks after Orlando, Americans made nearly 260,000 calls to Congress to #DisarmHate.

WHO:


  • Nearly 50 Members of Congress (See below for full list)
  • Volunteers and supporters of Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Gun violence survivors from the Everytown Survivor Network

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 29th

WHERE:

Events will take place in the cities listed below.


  • Albuquerque, NM (Rep. Lujan-Grisham)
  • Atlanta, GA (Rep. Lewis)
  • Austin, TX (Rep. Doggett)
  • Baltimore, MD (Rep. Cummings, Rep. Van Hollen, Rep Ruppersberger and Rep. Sarbanes)
  • Berkley, MI (Rep. Dingell, Rep. Kildee, Rep. Lawrence, and Rep. Levin)
  • Birmingham, AL (Rep. Sewell)
  • Boulder, CO (Rep. Polis)
  • Chicago, IL (Rep. Schakowsky, Rep. Hoyer, Rep. Kelly, Rep. Davis, Rep. Quigley and Rep. Foster)
  • Denver, CO (Rep. Perlmutter)
  • Farmington, CT (Rep. Esty and Rep. Delauro)
  • Houston, TX (Rep. Lee)
  • Jackson, MS (Rep. Thompson)
  • Lithonia, GA (Rep. Johnson)
  • Long Beach, CA (Rep. Lowenthal)
  • Los Angeles, CA (Rep. Becerra, Rep. Chu, Rep Bass, and Rep. Roybal-Allard)
  • Louisville, KY (Rep. Yarmuth)
  • Madison, WI (Rep. Pocan)
  • Memphis, TN (Rep. Cohen)
  • Nassau County, NY (Rep. Israel)
  • Pasadena, CA (Rep. Judy Chu)
  • Philadelphia, PA (Rep. Boyle and Rep. Brady)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (Rep. Doyle)
  • Providence, RI (Rep. Cicilline and Rep. Langevin)
  • Saddle Brook, NJ (Rep. Pascrell)
  • San Antonio, TX (Rep. Doggett)
  • San Francisco, CA (Leader Pelosi and Rep. Thompson)
  • St. Paul, MN (Rep. McCollum)
  • Trenton, NJ (Rep. Watson Coleman)
  • Washington, D.C. (Delegate Holmes Norton)
  • Worcester, MA (Rep. McGovern)