Victory in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Gun Violence Prevention Propels Democrats to Power in Virginia Voters hold Republicans responsible for years of just offering “thoughts and prayers” Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “After my daughter …

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The first recipient of the Horwitz Public Health Award

UC Davis Psychiatrist Awarded For Advocacy, Education On Gun Violence Restraining Orders Amy Barnhorst, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at UC Davis Health and vice chair of Community Mental Health, is the first recipient of the Horwitz Public Health Award from the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The coalition is the oldest gun violence …

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CSGV tweet included in Huffington Post Elijah Cummings Remembrance

Politicians, Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To Elijah Cummings Incredibly sad news. @RepCummings was an icon for justice and peace. He was a voice for voiceless and warrior for his city & community. He will be dearly missed in Baltimore, on Capitol Hill, and the entire nation. Rest in Power #elijacummings https://t.co/kOMdeZkGLp — Coalition to Stop …

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CSGV tweet included in Fox News Elijah Cummings remembrance

Elijah Cummings remembered by politicians, activists, celebrities In a Coalition to Stop Gun Violence tweet, the group called Cumming’s passing “incredibly sad news,” describing him as not only “an icon for justice and peace,” but a voice for the voiceless and a warrior for his city & community.” Incredibly sad news. @RepCummings was an icon for …

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Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on the Passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “This morning, the nation woke up to the incredibly sad news that Congressman and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Eugene Cummings had died at the age of 68.  “Elijah Cummings was an icon in the fight for justice and peace. …

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CSGV/CJAF Joint Statement

Statement on the Fatal Shooting of Atatiana Jefferson Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of African-American & Community Outreach Kayla Hicks and Executive Director of the Community Justice Action Fund Amber Goodwin issued the following joint statement: “As Black women who have worked on the issue of gun violence for years, we join with the …

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Lisa Geller on Dayton WDTN News

“It’s the every day gun violence. It’s the suicide. It’s domestic violence. It’s gun violence in communities of color,” said Lisa Geller, a policy analyst for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Traveling to Dayton from Washington, D.C., Gellar hopes to see legislative changes. “Gun violence should not be a political issue. We all want …

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DeWine’s Misguided Approach to Gun Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 DeWine’s Misguided Approach to Gun Violence Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of State Affairs Jen Pauliukonis issued the following statement: “Two months following the deadly shooting in Dayton where nine people were killed and 27 others were …

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Confirmed: The NRA is a Russian Asset

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Confirmed: The NRA is a Russian Asset Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Director of Political Communications Andrew Patrick issued the following statement: “This morning Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the results of his yearlong investigation into connections between …

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It Is Time to Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 It Is Time to Reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “Assault weapons, which include military style semi-automatic firearms, are intended to maximize human lethality. They are …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

Why Rep. Abigail Spanberger is all in on gun control Lori Haas, the Virginia state director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, rejects the notion, once orthodoxy in Virginia, that conservative voters are against gun control. “Doing nothing has become so politically toxic to Republicans that they’re crossing the aisle and voting for Democrats,” …

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Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Campaign misfire, as Sen. Chase changes Facebook ad on gun groups Lori Haas, Virginia director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, took the original statement personally. “When Senator Chase says she’ll ‘shoot down gun groups,’ she’s talking about me,” said Haas, whose daughter Emily was wounded in the shooting that killed 32 students and …

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Andrew Patrick in CNBC

Colt will no longer make AR-15s for civilians, but gun control advocates might not have much to celebrate “With the timing, it makes you scratch your head and wonder if they’re not serving the political winds around this issue,” said Andrew Patrick, director of political communications at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Colt was …

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Senator Amanda Chase Threatens Gun Violence Prevention Groups

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2019 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (p) 202-408-0061 Ext. 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Senator Amanda Chase Threatens Gun Violence Prevention Groups Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement: “Virginia Senator Amanda Chase (R-11) has begun running sponsored Facebook ads with incendiary, threatening language targeting …

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Lori Haas in The Washington Post

‘Nobody needs a 100-round magazine’: Va. GOP candidate backs gun control Although a handful of Virginia Republicans expressed support for limited gun control, Kastelberg goes further than any of them, said Lori Haas, state director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Haas said she didn’t find Kastelberg’s stance surprising. “It’s not surprising in that suburban …

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Andrew Patrick in Conkrite News

House Panel’s Votes On Gun Bills Give Likely Preview Of Battles To Come Andrew Patrick, media director of the Coalition To Stop Gun Violence, said he believes the change among GOP senators is being driven by the public’s shift in the politics of the issue. “It is an issue that people are going to vote …

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Andrew Patrick in Fortune

Will Universal Background Checks for Gun Buyers Ever Become Law? Andrew Patrick, a media director for the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), said he was a bit optimistic about Trump seeking gun reform after this month’s mass shootings, and defying the NRA, which has recently undergone leadership and financial issues, because he thinks the president “hates to …

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Tragedy in Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2019   MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603   Tragedy in Texas Less than a month after the El Paso massacre, Texas is left reeling after another mass shooting.  Washington, DC (September 1, 2019) — A mass shooting in the cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas …

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Bryan Barks in USA Today

Are mass shootings a ‘mental illness problem’? Experts say the link is vastly overstated This sort of rhetoric is all too familiar for Bryan Barks, 27, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19 and now works at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. “I remember sitting in my bedroom in college, reading about …

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Lori Haas in The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Crime commission wraps two days of gun hearings as advocates make their case Lori Haas, an advocate with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence whose daughter was injured during the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, also urged action, telling lawmakers she has spent a decade calling for legislation such as universal background checks. Advocates for …

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