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Rep. McNerney to Attend Gun Violence Prevention Community Gathering
Stockton, CA – Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) will join with Cleveland School Remembers and other community groups on Tuesday, June 28, for a vigil to honor the victims and survivors of gun violence, and to call on Congress to pass commonsense gun reform legislation.
WHAT: Community Gathering on Gun Violence Prevention
WHEN: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 5 p.m.
WHERE: DeCarli Plaza
El Dorado Street (across from City Centre Cinema)
Last week, Rep. McNerney joined with other House Democrats for a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to call for action on gun violence prevention legislation, including expanding background checks on all commercial gun sales to keep guns away from criminals, terrorists, domestic abusers, and other dangerous people. House Democrats are calling for June 29th to be a National Day of Action for gun violence prevention.
On average, 108,926 people are shot by guns every year and more than 30,000 people die from gun violence. Roughly 90 people are killed by guns every day, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.
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