STAMFORD, CT (Feb 20, 2014) -- The Office of the Mayor of Stamford and The ENOUGH Campaign cordially invite all Stamford residents to attend the following event on Wednesday, February 26:
WHAT: Mayor David Martin will be signing Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ Statement of Principles
WHEN: Wednesday, February 26, at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lobby of the Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford
WHO: Mr. Cyrus Garrett of Mayors Against Illegal Guns will speak to introduce the significance of the Mayor’s support. Ms. Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook Principal Dawn Hochsprung, will also speak to the importance of gun reform advocacy and the need to end gun violence. Also attending to recognize the occasion are representatives from Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action CT and Women on Watch (WoW).
BACKGROUND: The ENOUGH Campaign, formed in December 2012, is based in Stamford and dedicated to ending gun violence. Through legislative advocacy and community education, they champion stronger gun laws and aim to transform public perceptions of gun safety. The ENOUGH Campaign works to bring all local supporters together to in this effort.
Launched in 2006, Mayors Against Illegal Guns works to hold gun offenders and irresponsible gun dealers accountable, advocates for better access to crime gun trace data that is critical to detecting and deterring trafficking, and works with legislators to fix gaps, weaknesses, and loopholes in the law that make it far too easy for criminals and other prohibited purchasers to get guns. Other CT municipalities who have joined the MAIG coalition are Bridgeport, Danbury, East Hartford, East Haven, Hartford, Middletown, New London, Waterbury, and West Hartford. More information can be found at www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org
Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook Principal, Dawn Hochsprung, has dedicated herself to speaking out for common-sense gun laws. She works with Mayors Against Illegal Guns to give a voice to the victims of gun violence and their families.
Weak federal laws leave the City of Stamford vulnerable due to the lack of background checks, sale of guns to people on terrorist watch lists, and purchasing guns elsewhere and bringing them to Connecticut. On Wednesday, Mayor Martin will join the influential organization comprised of thousands of mayors across the country who seek to stem the public health problem of gun violence in their communities.
We hope you will join us in support of Mayor Martin, The ENOUGH Campaign, and your neighbors as we take action to end gun violence in our communities.
This event is FREE and open to the public.
R.S.V.P. to theENOUGHcampaign@gmx.com.
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