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ADVISORY: Gun Violence Prevention Advocates to Hold Press Conference/Vigil Outside Lt. Gov. Debate
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Gun Violence Prevention Advocates to Hold Press Conference/Vigil Outside Lt. Gov. Debate

CAP Action and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence release report highlighting Cuccinelli’s record on firearms and call on E.W. Jackson to come clean on background checks at lieutenant governor debate

Fairfax, VA — On Tuesday evening, the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence will be holding a press conference and vigil outside George Mason University’s Founders Hall Auditorium, calling on Republican Lt. Gov. candidate E.W. Jackson to release his Virginia Citizens Defense League survey, for which he received a “very pro-gun” rating, and come clean regarding his stance on guns, especially legislation requiring background checks for all firearm sales in Virginia.

At the press conference, speakers will present findings from a new CAP Action report highlighting Republican candidate for governor Ken Cuccinelli’s and his caucus’s extreme record against public safety measures in Virginia.

WHO:

Lori Haas, mother of Emily Haas, who was shot in the Virginia Tech shooting and survived
Arkadi Gerney, 
Senior Fellow focusing on gun policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund

WHEN:       

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Press conference begins at 5:30 p.m. ET
Vigil begins at 6:00 p.m. ET      

WHERE:

Founders Hall – Arlington Campus
George Mason University
3351 Fairfax Drive
Fairfax Drive/N. Kenmore Street
Arlington, VA 22201

For additional information, contact:

Andrew Patrick, Coalition To Stop Gun Violence, at 828.712.7603 or andrew.patrick83@gmail.com
Katie Peters, Center for American Progress Action Fund, at 202.741.6285 or kpeters@americanprogressaction.org

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