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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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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