GunControlapalooza: March 28 is a 'National Day of Action'

GunControlapalooza: March 28 is a 'National Day of Action'

Gun Control advocates have planned a National Day of Action for today, March 28, with 140 events in 29 states. The intent is to put pressure on those Senators who do not support the Senate Democrat’s gun control bill (specifically, universal background checks) heading to the floor when the senate returns from Easter break. Everyone’s favorite nanny, Mayor and America’s Imperial Health Commissioner Bloomberg, is helping the cause. 

Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group that is run and financed by
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), began a $12 million TV ad campaign this week targeting senators in 13 states during the recess.

Obama is also jumping in to assist: 

President Obama is also holding a White House event Thursday with mothers who support tougher gun laws.

 Today would be a good day to call your Senator at their home office to register your opinion. 

Edited to add: Here is a list of some of the events today. 

ARIZONA

Phoenix
What: Rally
Who: Maricopa County Board Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, Pastor Warren Stewart, Sr., Pastor Benjamin Thomas, Sr.
When: 10:00 AM
Where: Cesar Chavez Plaza

Tucson
What: Press Conference
Who: South Tucson Mayor Jennifer Eckstrom, Tucson Mayor Jonathan
Rothschild, and gun violence survivors Daniel Hernandez, Jr. and Pam
Simon
When: 11:00 AM
Where: South Tucson City Hall, 1601 South 16th Avenue

CALIFORNIA

Pleasant Hill
What: Petition Drive
Who: Mayor Michael Harris
When: 3:00 PM
Where: City Hall, 100 Gregory Lane

COLORADO

Denver
What: Media availability before or after Hunters Against Gun Violence meeting with Senator Udall
Who: Hunters Against Gun Violence
When: 12:00 PM noon
Where: 999 18th Street

What: Media availability before or after Hunters Against Gun Violence meeting with Senator Bennet
Who: Hunters Against Gun Violence
When: 12:45 PM
Where: 1127 Sherman St., Suite 150

Golden
What: Press Conference/Rally
Who: Mayor Marjorie Sloan
When: 11:00 AM
Where: Rooney Rd. Sports Complex

CONNECTICUT

Hartford
What: Press Conference
Who: Governor Daniel Malloy and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra
When: 9:00 AM
Where: Hartford City Hall, 500 Main Street, Council Chambers, 2nd floor

FLORIDA

Broward County

What: Rally
Who: Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, law enforcement and faith leaders
When: 5:00 PM
Where: Hallandale Beach City Hall, 400 S. Federal Hwy.

Palm Beach County
What: Common Sense at the Courthouse
Who: West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, law enforcement, faith leaders, gun violence survivors
When: 12:15 PM
Where: NE corner of Historic Courthouse in Centennial Bell Plaza, 300 N. Dixie Highway

INDIANA

Gary
What: Press Conference
Who: Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson
When: 1:00 PM
Where: Gary City Hall

Indianapolis
What: Petition Drive/Rally
Who: Bishop Damon Roach and Moms Demand Action found Shannon Watts
When: 11:00 AM
Where: East Steps of the Indiana State Capitol

MAINE

Augusta
What: Press Conference/Petition Drive
Who: Augusta Mayor William Stokes and Hallowell Mayor Charlotte Warren
When: 11:30 PM
Where: University of Maine at Augusta, Randall Student Center

Portland
What: Press Conference
Who: Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and former Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert
When: 10:00 AM
Where: Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room

MICHIGAN

Flint
What: Press Conference
Who: Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, Flint Police Chief Alvern Lock, Flint Schools Superintendent Larry Watkins
When: 2:15 PM
Where: Flint City Hall (front lobby), 1101 S. Saginaw St.

MINNESOTA

Minnetonka
What: Press Conference
Who: Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, Chaska Police Chief Knight, and gun violence survivor John Souter
When: 10:00 AM
Where: Hennepin County Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr.

NEBRASKA

Omaha
What: Press Conference
Who: Mayor Jim Suttle
When: 10:00 AM
Where: Omaha City Hall, 1819 Farnam Street

NORTH CAROLINA

Charlotte
What: Press Conference/Petition Drive
Who: Rev. Dr. Dwayne A. Walker and Suzanne Rallis, head of Charlotte Moms Demand Action
When: 3:00 PM
Where: Outside the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center (Fourth Street side)

Durham
What: Press Conference
Who: Durham Mayor Bill Bell, Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt,
Carrboro Mayor Mark Chilton, Morrisville Mayor Jackie Holcombe, and gun
violence survivor Effie Steele
When: 10:30 AM
Where: Durham City Hall, 2nd Floor Committee Room, 101 City Hall Plaza

Greensboro
What: Press Conference
Who: Mayor Pro Tem/former Mayor Yvonne Johnson, gun violence survivors
When: 2:00 PM
Where: Congregational United Church of Christ, 400 W. Radiance Dr.

Raleigh
What: Candlelight Vigil
Who: Gun violence survivor Kim Erickson Yaman and Jen Geurin Ferrell, founder of Forward Americans
When: 6:30 PM
Where: Moore Square, 200 S. Blount Street

NEW YORK

Binghamton
What: Press Conference
Who: Mayor Matthew Ryan
When: 11:00 AM
Where: Binghamton City Hall, 38 Hawley Street

OHIO

Columbus
What: Press Conference/Rally
Who: Office of the Mayor, The Central Ohio Trauma System
When: 1:00 PM
Where: Station 19, 3611 N. High Street

PENNSYLVANIA

Easton
What: Press Conference/Rally
Who: Mayor Sal Panto and Chief of Police Carl Salzo
When: 2:00 PM
Where: Center Square, 3rd and Northampton

Lower Merion
What: Rally
Who: Mayor County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Norristown Chief of Police Willy Richet
When: 2:30 PM
Where: Montgomery County Courthouse, 2 E. Airy Street, Norristown

Philadelphia
What: Press Conference
Who: Mayor Michael Nutter, Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Bethel, gun violence survivor Joe Davis
When: 12:00 PM (noon)
Where: Widener Library, 2808 West Lehigh Avenue – 28th and Lehigh

Pittsburgh
What: Press Conference
Who: CeaseFirePA Western PA Coordinator Rob Conroy, City Controller
Michael Lamb, City Councilman Bill Peduto, Representative Jake Wheatley,
and AJ Richardson
When: 10:15 AM
Where: Freedom Unlimited, 2201 Wylie Avenue

WISCONSIN

Madison
What: Press Conference
Who: Mayor Paul Soglin
When: 2:30 PM
Where: City of Madison Mayor’s Office, 210 MLK Jr. Blvd., Room 403, City-County Building

Milwaukee
What: Press Conference
Who: Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Firefighters Demand Action
When: 10:15 AM
Where: Engine 2, 755 N. James Lovell Street

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