Washington, D.C., August 6, 2019 — Brady announced today that it will host a weekend of action August 17-18 in collaboration with other gun violence prevention groups.
Together the groups and their supporters will demand Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump call legislators back to DC to vote on common-sense gun safety legislation. So far, Senator McConnell has said he will not call Senators back to Washington, but that gun violence prevention measures will be on the table when the Senate reconvenes. In the meantime, that will mean hundreds more Americans impacted by gun violence every day. Brady calls on Americans from across the country to take action in their communities by participating in rallies, contacting elected officials, and making their voices heard so that action is taken now!
Brady VP of Policy Christian Heyne stated,
“The American people are already united on this issue. More than 90% of Americans agree that we should expand our background check system and two-thirds of Americans want a ban on assault weapons. These solutions are popular across party lines. Gun owners and non-gun owners agree that it’s time we take action, not sides and do something to end this epidemic. We’re calling on everyone who is tired of living in fear, whether it’s walking down the street, going to school, a concert, a movie theater, a place of worship, or anywhere else- to raise your voice and say ENOUGH.”
This past week, gun violence prevention groups, including Brady, March for Our Lives, and Giffords, launched the website gunsafetytownhalls.org in collaboration with the Town Hall Project. The site lists town halls that elected officials are hosting during recess, local rallies, and other events where activists and volunteers can get involved. Those interested in participating in the weekend of action can also submit their own events for inclusion and find other ways to take action on Brady’s website.
Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.