New Ads for Gun Background Check Reform
Updated: Tuesday, March 26 2013, 08:01 PM EDT
COLUMBUS -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced that Americans will gather at more than 100 events across the country on Thursday, March 28 as part of the National Day to Demand Action to end gun violence.
While members of Congress are home during the Easter/Passover recess, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in conjunction with Organizing for Action, Americans for Responsible Solutions and other groups, will organize events and petition drives and generate a number of calls into Senate district offices to call for their representatives to support gun laws like comprehensive and enforceable background checks.
The National Day to Demand Action will feature hundreds of mayors, law enforcement officials, faith leaders, gun violence survivors and family members, and other Americans who want Congress to take action to strengthen the background check system.
The day is expected to be the largest gun violence advocacy event in history and is part of the largest field campaign in U.S. history to address gun violence.
The coalition recently announced that it is hiring organizers and opening campaign offices in ten states.
In addition to the National Day to Demand Action, the bipartisan coalition will also air ads in several states demanding that political leaders take action to pass gun reforms during the upcoming Congressional recess.
The ads can be seen in their entirety. Click here.
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