GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ACTIVISTS TO PROTEST IN FRONT OF NRA HEADQUARTERS ON THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF SANDY HOOK SHOOTING

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 11, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: leveritt@csgv.org, Cell: (202)-701-7171
NRA HQ ProtestFairfax, VA—This Monday, on the third anniversary of the horrific mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School which took the lives of 20 children and six adults, protesters will gather in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

Since January 2013, protests have been organized on the 14th of every month at NRA HQ by members of the Herndon-Reston Alliance, Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Fairfax. Protesters carry signs and display t-shirts with the names and ages of victims of gun violence. The protests draw a minimum of 60 activists, with some drawing as many as 250. Regardless of the day of the week, or the weather conditions, these activists have come out every single month to remind the NRA they stand in total opposition to the gun lobby’s campaign for unfettered access to firearms.

Speakers at Monday’s event will include Andy and Barbara Parker, whose daughter Alison was murdered on live television this summer in Roanoke, Virginia.

The media is welcome to attend and the speakers will be available to the press for interviews.

WHAT:  Protest and vigil at the NRA HQ on the third anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy

WHEN: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 10:00AM EST

WHERE: NRA headquarters, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, Virginia

WHO: The vigil and protest is being organized by the Herndon-Reston Alliance, Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence and the Universalist Unitarian Church of Fairfax.

Speakers will include:

  • Andy and Barbara Parker—Parents of slain journalist Alison Parker
  • Pat Maisch and Nancy Bowman—Tucson mass shooting survivors
  • Virginia state Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn
  • Jeanette Richardson—Survivor of gun violence from Hampton, Virginia

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy. CSGV can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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