Celebrating GVP Victories in Virginia

Media Contact:
Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team
amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311

 

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

For Monday, March 15, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT

Online Briefing: Building a Safer Virginia:
Acknowledging Gun Violence Prevention Victories in 2021 

WASHINGTON — On Monday, March 15, at 5 p.m. EDT, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) will host a virtual discussion following the Virginia General Assembly’s passage of bills that will reduce gun violence in the Commonwealth. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from bill sponsors about how these pieces of legislation passed and next steps as we await Gov. Ralph Notham’s signature. 

Thanks to CSGV’s advocacy and activism, partnership with grassroots organizations and staunch support from delegate sponsors, the General Assembly passed some of the strongest gun laws in the country during the most recent legislative session. Northam is expected to sign the legislation, which will then become law in the Commonwealth.  

Following the 2021 session, domestic abusers will be prohibited from possessing a gun, and guns will no longer be permitted at Virginia polling places or at the Virginia State Capitol. Several additional important gun violence prevention policies were also passed all helping to build a safer Virginia. 

Monday’s event is open to the public and the media. Media interested in speaking with Lori Haas, Virginia State Director at CSGV, prior to the event or at any time are welcome to contact Alyson Malinger at amalinger@westendstrategy.com.  

What: A virtual discussion following the groundbreaking gun violence prevention victories in the 2021 General Assembly session

Where: Zoom. All interested members of the media are welcome to register for the event. 

When: Monday, March 15, 2021, at 5 p.m. EDT

Who

  • Lori Haas, Virginia State Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence 
  • Delegate Patrick Hope (Arlington), Chairman of the House Public Safety Committee, 47th District
  • Delegate Mark Levine (Arlington & Fairfax), 45th District
  • Delegate Alfonso Lopez (Arlington & Fairfax), 49th District
  • Delegate Kathleen Murphy (Loudoun & Fairfax), 34th District

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About the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

Founded in 1974, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization. We believe gun violence should be rare and abnormal. CSGV develops and advocates for evidence-based solutions to reduce gun injury and death in all its forms.

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