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ADVISORY: Former Rep. Tom Perriello, Prof. Stephen Miller, Stephanie Polito to Discuss the Link Between Weak Gun Laws and Gun Violence in Indiana

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, April 3, Former Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA), President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a national research institute based in Washington, D.C.; Professor Stephen Miller of the University of Notre Dame; and Stephanie Polito, South Bend Organizer of Moms Demand Action, will participate in a round table to release a new report detailing Indiana’s performance on 10 measures of gun violence, the link between weak state gun laws and high levels of gun violence in Indiana, and why background checks must be part of any solution to prevent gun violence.

At the press conference, Perriello will release findings from the report, a 50-state analysis that identifies the prevalence of gun-related violence in Indiana communities and examines gun violence in the state according to 10 key measures. The report also ranks each of the 50 states and explores the link between high levels of gun violence and weak state gun laws.


  • Tom Perriello, President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Stephen Miller, Professor, University of Notre Dame; 40-year Survivor of Gun Violence
  • Stephanie Polito, South Bend Organizer, Moms Demand Action


Wednesday, April 3, 2013
11:00 a.m.


St. Joseph County Court House
101 S. Main Street
South Bend, IN 46601


Please confirm your attendance by contacting Madeline Meth at 202.741.6277 or

On April 3 principals from the Center for American Progress Action Fund will be participating in events in Tucson, South Bend, Baton Rouge, Reno, and Philadelphia to discuss the report’s findings while standing alongside local leaders, victims of gun violence, law enforcement officials, faith leaders, and students who will talk about why preventing future gun violence is important to their communities.


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