Join advocates, victims, youth, faith leaders, community organizations, elected
officials, healthcare workers, unions and artists as we hold a massive rally
against gun violence! Too many families, communities and congregations have been
devastated by gun violence, and it’s time we stood up for common sense
When: 4:30 pm, Thursday, March 21
Where: Harlem State Office Building, 163 W 125 St, NY NY
Who: This rally is sponsored by New York Voices Against Gun Violence, a broad
coalition that includes Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, The Brady
Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Doctors For
America, the Million Mom March-NY, Organizing For Action to Reduce Gun Violence,
and many other groups.
TONY BENNETT AND REV. AL SHARPTON will be speaking at this event!
Other speakers will include:
Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America;
Leah Gunn Barrett, executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence;
Darren Wagner, a former sheriff’s deputy and founder of Newtown Action Alliance;
George Gresham, president of 1199SEIU, the health and hospital workers’ union.
Why: We must support the NY SAFE Act, which recently became law and protects
families by requiring mental health and criminal background checks, limiting
ammunition capacity, banning military-style assault weapons and keeping guns out
of schools. There is new urgency to defend the NY SAFE Act as big weapons and
the gun lobby have tried to build opposition and challenges to the law.
The NY SAFE Act should be used as a model for federal legislation and state laws
throughout America. Join with us March 21!