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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The 2nd Impeachment of Donald Trump

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org, 828-712-7603 The United States Senate Must Reject Political Violence; Convict Donald Trump As the second impeachment trial of President Donald Trump begins today, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Executive Director Josh Horwitz issued the following statement: “The incitement to …

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Virginia Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Fazzini, West End Strategy Team tfazzini@westendstrategy.com, 202-505-1210 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Condemns Failure of VA Senate to Pass Bill to Protect Domestic Violence Victims from Armed Abusers SB1382 failed in the Senate, but House version of the bill gives Senators a second chance to protect …

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Reject Political Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org, 828-712-7603 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds House Action to Strip Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Committee Assignments WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 230-199 to strip Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) of her committee seats …

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Additional GVP Bills Advance in Virginia House of Delegates

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Advancement of Firearms Ban at the Capitol, Domestic Violence Prevention Bills in Virginia If passed into law, these bills will prohibit guns at the Capitol and in state buildings and prohibit gun purchases by domestic violence perpetrators.  RICHMOND — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates advanced two bills dedicated …

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Black History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2021 CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; (202) 215-9260 Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Mark Black History Month With Hope For a Brighter Future WASHINGTON — The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence marked the start …

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Expel Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence apatrick@csgv.org, 828-712-7603 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Dangerous Worldview Must Be Condemned and Rejected With more disturbing information about the freshman Georgia Representative being uncovered each day, the House must act WASHINGTON — In the past 48 hours, several pieces of …

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GVP Bills Advance in Virginia House of Delegates

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Advancement of Gun Violence Prevention Bills in Virginia If passed into law, these bills will address the public health epidemic of gun violence by strengthening background checks, prohibiting unserialized guns, and giving school boards authority to regulate firearms RICHMOND — Today, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a series …

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Action on Racial Equity from Biden Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2021 CONTACT Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; (202) 215-9260 CSGV Applauds Executive Orders On Racial Equity President Joe Biden signed a series of executive orders yesterday, which share the goal of expanding basic fairness and equity for marginalized communities in housing, health care, the justice system, and other …

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Virginia House Advancement of Bill Prohibiting Firearms at Polling Places

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Applauds Advancement of Bill Prohibiting Firearms at Polling Places in Virginia If passed into law, HB2081 will protect democracy by preventing armed intimidation while voting RICHMOND — Today, Virginia House Bill 2081, which would ban firearms at polling places, passed the Virginia House of Delegates and now advances to the …

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Virginia MLK Day Vigil

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Samantha Kupferman, West End Strategy Team skupferman@westendstrategy.com; 202-215-9260 Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Urges Ban on Open Gun Carry, Criminal Justice Reform in Virginia, Among Other Initiatives During Online MLK Jr. Day Vigil, Advocacy Update 29th annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence particularly …

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The NRA is Bankrupt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Andrew Patrick apatrick@csgv.org (c) 828-712-7603 The NRA Goes Down with Trump WASHINGTON — As the National Rifle Association (NRA) announces it has filed for bankruptcy and is moving operations to Texas in a pathetic effort to escape legal culpability, it finally can’t shy away from its decades …

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Virginia Lawmakers: Ban Open Carry

For Press Inquiries: Brady – Liam Sullivan, lsullivan@bradyunited.org Coalition to Stop Gun Violence – Samantha Kupferman, skupferman@westendstrategy.com Everytown for Gun Safety – Mariah McGough, mmcgough@everytown.org Giffords – Jason Phelps, jphelps@giffords.org Four National Gun Violence Prevention Groups Call on Virginia General Assembly to Ban Open Gun Carry Brady, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Everytown for …

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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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