Leaders Call for Action; Remember Victims of Gun Violence
CLEVELAND - On Monday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m., Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will be joined by local elected officials and community leaders for a press conference urging Congress to support stronger gun safety laws.
Mayor Jackson, a Mayors Against Illegal Guns member, joins over 900 mayors nationwide who have given their support for stronger gun laws. This event in Cleveland is part of a nationwide effort led by mayors, law enforcement officials, faith leaders, gun violence survivors and family members, and other Americans who want Congress to take immediate action to strengthen our background check system and reduce gun violence. With a vote coming before Congress in mid-April, citizens are calling upon Ohio representatives to support commonsense gun laws now.
Weak gun laws have negatively affected families and communities throughout Cuyahoga County and across Ohio. Following the press conference, participants will release white dove-shaped balloons into the air to remember recent gun violence victims in Ohio, whose names will be read aloud following speakers' remarks.
WHEN: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Steps of Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue E., Cleveland
WHO:Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson
Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland
Cleveland City Councilman Jay Westbrook
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath
Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief of Safety and Security Lester Fultz
Rabbi Robert Nosanchuk
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Seth Bringman: 614-270-9476
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- April 5, 2013 /
SOURCE Mayors Against Illegal Guns