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ADVISORY: Danielle Baussan, Emily Tisch Sussman to Discuss the Link Between Weak Gun Laws and Gun Violence in Nevada

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Contact: Madeline Meth
Phone: 202.741.6277

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, April 3, Danielle Baussan, Associate Director of Government Relations at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a national research institute based in Washington, D.C.; Emily Tisch Sussman, former Executive Director of Young Democrats; will participate in a roundtable discussion on the link between weak state gun laws and high levels of gun violence in Nevada.

At the roundtable, Baussan and Sussman will discuss findings from a new Center for American Progress 50-state analysis that identifies the prevalence of gun-related violence in communities across the nation and ranks each of the 50 states according to 10 key measures of gun violence. The report also explores the link between high levels of gun violence and weak state gun laws.


  • Danielle Baussan, Associate Director, Government Relations, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Emily Tisch Sussman, Democratic Strategist and Former Executive Director, Young Democrats


Wednesday, April 3, 2013
6:30 p.m.


University of Nevada
Joe Crowley Student Union Great Room
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557


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, Philadelphia, and Atlanta 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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