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Mayors, Celebrities Want You to ‘Demand a Plan’ to Reduce Gun Violence

Mayors Against Illegal Guns has released a powerful public service announcement (PSA) featuring more than 50 artists calling on President Obama and Congress to take action to address gun violence in America. Mayors  Against Illegal Guns is a coalition of over 725 mayors from around the country, representing both big cities and small towns.

The PSA was released as part of the organization’s Demand A Plan campaign, which calls on elected leaders in Washington to take immediate, concrete steps to reduce gun violence and encourages  Americans to demand a plan from their elected leaders.

“We’re thrilled this group of talented Americans came together to raise the volume on the call for Washington to take action on ending the epidemic of gun violence in our country,” said Mark Glaze, Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns in a press release. “They join almost a million Americans in our coalition holding Washington accountable for ending the bloodshed.”

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, along with survivors and family members of victims of gun violence, launched the Demand A Plan campaign last summer in response to the mass shooting in Aurora, CO. Since the launch, more than 700,000 Americans have signed a petition demanding that lawmakers pass common sense legislation to reduce gun violence and help to protect every American’s right to safety and security.

I should note that Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a distinctly bipartisan organization. You can check their list of members to see if your mayor is on involved!

 

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(Photo Credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

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