Insurrection in America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Insurrection is a Continuing Threat to Democracy; Urgent and Immediate Response is Needed Now President Trump Dangerous, Unfit to Lead; Law Enforcement Must Be Held Accountable; and Guns Must be Outlawed from Statehouses and Polling Places WASHINGTON — As the United States …

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CSGV Issues Support of DOJ Nominees

Gun Violence Prevention Group Strongly Supports Biden DOJ Nominees  CSGV: Selections underscore Biden’s commitment to restoring DOJ independence and addressing racial justice WASHINGTON January 7, 2021 – In response to this week’s announcement by President-elect Biden of key nominees for the Department of Justice, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the …

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The Insurrectionist Idea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Insurrectionism at U.S. Capitol Long in the Making, Endangers American Democracy WASHINGTON — In response to insurrectionists storming the U.S. Capitol today, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz, an expert on armed insurrectionist movements in the United States, issued …

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Ohio Stand Your Ground

#STANDWITHOHIO COALITION CONDEMNS GOV. MIKE DEWINE FOR SIGNING NEW, “STAND YOUR GROUND” LEGISLATION INTO LAW Columbus, Ohio – A coalition of Ohio-based and national advocacy organizations decried Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s signing of a dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill into law. This bill was signed by Governor Dewine at the end of the lame duck …

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DC Statehood

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 Now Is The Time for DC Statehood WASHINGTON — On the first day of the 117th Congress, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced the Washington, D.C. Admission Act of 2021, which would make the District of Columbia the 51st state. The Coalition …

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New 2019 CDC Data

New CDC Data Reveals Persistently High Rates of U.S. Gun Deaths WASHINGTON – The overall gun death rate in the U.S. increased 17% from 2010 to 2019, according to newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A joint review of CDC data by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and sister organization …

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Joint Statement: #StandWithOhio Coalition

#StandWithOhio Coalition Calls on Gov. DeWine to Veto “Stand Your Ground” Legislation Columbus, OH – A coalition of Ohio-based and national advocacy organizations calls on Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to veto any dangerous ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation that is sent to his desk. Rather than prioritizing Covid-19 relief for families even as an outbreak surged …

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Joe Biden Wins Presidency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2020 CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Pledges to Continue the Fight in Biden’s Administration President-Elect’s record suggests progress to come, but has years’ worth of damage to undo WASHINGTON — Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV) Executive Director Josh Horwitz …

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CSGV statement on VA special session

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds New Virginia Laws That Will Help Build Trust in Police and Reduce Community Gun Violence Laws were passed during recent Virginia special session WASHINGTON October 30, 2020– In response to new laws passed during the recently ended Virginia General Assembly special session, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Senior Director …

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GOTV for Gun Violence Prevention

In CSGV Video Interviews, Political Candidates Share Plans to Expand Gun Violence Prevention Efforts in Their Districts Get out the vote “tour” features candidates across the country, starting in Las Vegas and ending in Pittsburgh, coinciding with shooting anniversaries During the 2020 election season, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is interviewing candidates for political …

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CSGV Condemns Supreme Court Confirmation

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Condemns Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Barrett’s support for an extreme interpretation of the Second Amendment will make Americans less safe WASHINGTON October 26, 2020 — In response to Senate Republicans’ rushed confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Coalition to Stop Gun …

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CSGV Report — Guns in Public: A Threat to Safety and Democracy

Report: States Should Prohibit Open Carrying of Firearms to Protect American Democracy Coalition to Stop Gun Violence calls for laws that disarm extremism by banning open carry and strengthening concealed carry laws WASHINGTON, October 22, 2020 — Three million Americans carry loaded handguns in public every day. 47 states allow for open carrying of guns in …

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Michigan Secretary of State Protects Fundamental Right to Vote By Banning Open Carrying Weapons at the Polls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: For Guns Down America: press@gunsdownamerica.org, 703-594-1787 For Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: Samantha Kupferman, skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Gun Violence Advocates: Michigan Secretary of State Protects Fundamental Right to Vote By Banning Open Carrying Weapons at the Polls Election season follows months of record gun sales driven by racial …

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Supreme Court Nomination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 13, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Refuses to Acknowledge That Voter Intimidation is Illegal Evasive answer raises concerns as Trump campaign flirts with armed intimidation at polling locations WASHINGTON — In response to a line of questioning from Minnesota …

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Microstamping Discussion

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** FOR ONLINE EVENT Monday, October 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. PDT; 4:00 p.m. EDT Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 Monday: Online Discussion on Nationwide Impact of California’s New Microstamping Law Landmark legislation, just signed by California Gov. Newsom, sets a model for other states WASHINGTON – With California’s new …

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New Video from CSGV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 Video: “We Are Not Safe in Donald Trump’s America” Coalition to Stop Gun Violence video highlights deadly gun violence epidemic on Trump’s watch, urges Americans to prioritize gun violence prevention when voting for president WASHINGTON — Donald Trump …

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Supreme Court Nomination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Urges Senate to Reject Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Who Could Destroy Gun Violence Prevention Progress WASHINGTON — In response to President Trump’s announcement that he is nominating Judge Amy Coney …

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Injustice in Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org cell: 828-712-7603 Failure to Charge Police Officers Responsible for Killing Breonna Taylor Decreases Community Trust, Incites Subsequent Violence WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence’s Director of Outreach and Equity Lauren Footman released the following statement following the …

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Report: Gun danger at polls without action from states

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2020 MEDIA CONTACTS: For Guns Down: press@gunsdownamerica.org, 703-594-1787 For Coalition to Stop Gun Violence: Andrew Patrick, apatrick@csgv.org; 828-712-7603 New Report Highlights Need for Stronger Laws Against Guns at Polling Places in Swing States Election Season Follows Months of Record Gun Sales, Driven by Racial Animus; Voters in Michigan, North Carolina, …

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An Icon of Justice and Equality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 21, 2020 MEDIA CONTACT Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org; cell: 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mourns Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Calls for No Vote on Replacement Until After Inauguration WASHINGTON — The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence released the following statement following the death of …

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