|VICTIMS AND ADVOCATES AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE TO PROTEST OUTSIDE ANNUAL FUNDRAISING DINNER OF NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT-BASED GUN LOBBY ORGANIZATION
Protesters to draw attention to corporate gun lobbyists and Members of Congress who have opposed expanded background checks
|Washington, DC—Nearly 100 victims and survivors of gun violence and other advocates will protest the corporate gun lobby’s obstruction of sensible gun laws such as expanded background checks outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) annual Congressional Fly-In fundraising dinner in Washington, D.C., today, Wednesday, April 2, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the 20 F Street NW Conference Center, located at 20 F Street NW; Washington, DC, 20001.
Protesters will share their personal stories of loss associated with gun violence and advocate for expanded Brady background checks supported by 90% of Americans. Participating organizations include the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Every Child Matters Education Fund, Newtown Action Alliance and Project End Gun Violence.The speaking program is slated to be held from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Speakers include:
What: Protest outside National Shooting Sports Foundation annual Congressional fundraiser
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Outside the 20 F Street NW Conference Center at 20 F Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy.