National Public Health Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 202-408-0061 x 1017 (c) 828-712-7603 Applying a Public Health Approach to America’s Gun Violence Epidemic Washington, DC — This week, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence was proud to participate in National Public Health Week, an initiative …

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Gun Violence Prevention Executive Orders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 President Biden’s Gun Violence Prevention Leadership Means Congress Must Act CSGV welcomes Biden administration’s much-needed executive orders, celebrates inclusion of extreme risk protection orders WASHINGTON — The executive orders signed by President Biden are a positive, novel step forward in addressing America’s gun …

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Maryland Delegate to Join CSGV Board

As the nation continues to confront its deadly epidemic of gun violence, a Maryland State Delegate dedicated to reducing gun violence in all its forms has joined the board of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), the nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization.

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2021 Virginia Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Endorses Mark Herring for Re-Election as Virginia Attorney General Attorney General Herring possesses the experience and insight necessary to lead Virginia with a commitment to gun violence prevention RICHMOND — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is proud …

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Time for Action to Address Gun Violence in PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Philadelphia Shooting a Reminder of Pennsylvania Lawmakers’ Failure to Address Gun Violence WASHINGTON — We continue to await details following the shooting at a social club in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia Friday. We do know that around …

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Overnight Mass Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 27, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Overnight Shootings in Chicago, Philadelphia, Virginia Beach Are Reminders of Urgency to Address Community Gun Violence WASHINGTON — While we still await details in multiple shootings over Friday night into Saturday morning, preliminary reports indicate that three people …

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GVP Senate Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Julia Friedmann, West End Strategy Team jfriedmann@westendstrategy.com; 202.702.3302 Senate Takes a Step Forward to Keep Americans Safe Through Hearing on Legislative Solutions to Gun Violence Prevention Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls on federal elected officials to enact policies guided by a public health and equity approach; …

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Boulder Grocery Store Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Boulder Grocery Shooting is Stark Reminder that Epidemic of Gun Violence Must be Treated as Urgent Public Health Crisis Coalition to Stop Gun Violence expresses deepest sympathy to survivors and families, calls for immediate federal and state action …

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Atlanta Spa Shootings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Calls for Meaningful Federal Action to Protect Americans from Guns Following Biden’s Atlanta Visit WASHINGTON — Following President Biden and Vice President Harris’ visit to the Atlanta communities that witnessed Tuesday’s horrific shooting …

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Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

U.S. House Passes Gun Violence Prevention Provisions Critical to Protect Women from Domestic Abuse VAWA reauthorization closes loophole allowing abusive dating partners access to firearms, includes CSGV-supported suicide prevention amendment for survivors of domestic violence WASHINGTON ­— The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence celebrates the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 2021 (VAWA) …

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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 …

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Background Checks Bills Pass House of Representatives

Universal Background Checks on All Gun Sales & Charleston Loophole Pass U.S. House in Historic Win for Community Safety Overwhelmingly popular policies pass the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, move to Senate WASHINGTON (March 11, 2021) — Today, lawmakers in the House of Representatives took the first steps to enact the most significant pieces …

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George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

U.S. House Takes Action to Reform American Law Enforcement WASHINGTON (March 4, 2021) — On Wednesday night, the House passed H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021. This bill would implement much needed reforms to American police forces through numerous policy changes aimed at strengthening accountability and rebuilding the trust that …

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CSGV Report on Stand Your Ground Laws

Report: Stand Your Ground Laws Increase Gun Violence, Perpetuate Racial Disparities Report from Coalition to Stop Gun Violence details how stand your ground laws embolden armed vigilantes and most often benefit armed white men WASHINGTON– March 4, 2021– In recent months, Arkansas and Ohio passed stand your ground laws and over a dozen other states …

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More Success in Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 Virginia Prioritizes Gun Violence Prevention During 2021 General Assembly Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds the passage of legislation that will address the gun violence epidemic by strengthening public safety regulations, eliminating armed intimidation RICHMOND — Following the formal …

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Universal Background Checks Introduced in House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org 828-712-7603 Universal Background Checks on All Gun Sales Critical to Address Gun Epidemic With reintroduction of overwhelmingly popular gun violence prevention proposal, Congress should move swiftly to enact life-saving background check legislation WASHINGTON — Today, gun violence prevention leaders in Congress introduced the bipartisan …

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Merrick Garland for Attorney General

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Merrick Garland Uniquely Suited to Lead Department of Justice As domestic terrorism and insurrectionism have emerged as the top threat to America, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence urges Senate to confirm Judge Garland as Attorney General WASHINGTON — As Judge Merrick Garland’s …

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CSGV/EFSGV Analysis of 2019 CDC Firearm Mortality Data

Firearms Are Leading Cause of Death for Americans Ages 1-24, 1 in 10 Gun Deaths Are Children and Teens Report from Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is first major analysis of newly released CDC firearm mortality data WASHINGTON — February 23, 2021– The first major analysis of newly released U.S. Centers for Disease Control firearm …

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CSGV Launches Initiative to Support State, Local Leaders

Nation’s Oldest Gun Violence Prevention Organization Launches Initiative to Support State, Local Leaders The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Safer States Initiative will provide funding and additional resources to strengthen gun violence prevention efforts across the country WASHINGTON — The nation’s oldest gun violence prevention organization is launching a new initiative to equip gun violence …

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Building a Safer Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 18, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 Virginia is One Step Closer to Ensuring Prohibition of Guns at the Polls, Protection of Domestic Violence Survivors Coalition to Stop Gun Violence applauds the advancement of legislation to prevent armed intimidation of voters, prohibit gun purchases by domestic …

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