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Gun Sense University is an Annual Training Summit in August of More than 2,000 Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action Volunteers and Survivors of Gun Violence
Attendees to Virtually Participate in Training Sessions on Organizing Ahead of 2020 Election
NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund (“Everytown for Gun Safety”) today announced that Jill Biden will deliver a keynote address to thousands of survivors, students and volunteer leaders with Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action during the organization’s annual Gun Sense University from August 7-9, 2020. A livestream of Dr. Biden’s address at Gun Sense University on August 9 will also be available to the media and the public.
Gun Sense University brings together gun violence prevention movement leaders from every state to share best practices, participate in training sessions about effective organizing and prepare for the crucial work ahead in 2020. Dr. Biden will give a livestream keynote address to volunteer leaders and gun violence survivors. She will discuss the importance of gun safety in the upcoming election and thank grassroots volunteers for their work to elect gun sense candidates up and down the ballot.
“As a lifelong educator, Jill Biden is deeply committed to safeguarding all Americans, especially young people, from gun violence, and we are honored to host her at Gun Sense University,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety.
“We are thrilled to have Jill Biden participate in Gun Sense University and address our dedicated volunteers,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “Dr. Biden has dedicated her life to working with children. We look forward to hearing from her this weekend.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs