FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2019
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The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Statement on Virginia Special Session
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Virginia State Director Lori Haas issued the following statement:
“The political cowardice and abdication of duty by Republicans in Richmond was on full display in today’s session. The people of Virginia are pleading for action to address gun violence and Republicans tucked their tails between their legs and ran back to their districts. But they can no longer hide.
“Every voter in November will know what these cowardly lawmakers did today. They have failed to uphold their most basic responsibility as elected officials. They have failed the people of Virginia — and they deserve to lose their jobs.
“We will not forget this injustice. It is time to remove these spineless politicians from office and install elected officials who will work to protect the lives and families of their constituents. Enough is enough. It is time for a gun violence prevention majority in Virginia.”