Miami Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle is headed to our Nation’s capital this afternoon ahead of the ‘March For Our Lives’ to join the District and State Attorneys of the national organization “Prosecutors Against Gun Violence” (PAGV), survivors, advocates, congressional lawmakers, and law enforcement for a Press Conference to urge congress to pass critical gun safety legislation which may save lives.
The PAGV group was formed to address the issue of gun violence in the United States as concerns mount over shootings and mass killings. State Attorney Fernandez Rundle is a founding member of the group co-chaired by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. Other members include attorneys from several major metropolitan jurisdictions including Miami, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston and Milwaukee.
Expected to join State Attorney Fernandez Rundle, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. at the event are Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Representative Salud Carbajal (CA-24). Other notables who have committed to participate are Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Co-President Kris Brown, Everytown for Gun Safety Senior Managing Director Debbie Weir, Moms Demand Action, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Executive Director Robyn Thomas, Duke University Mental Health Expert Dr. Jeffrey Swanson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students David Hogg and Aalayah Eastmond, and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Librarian Diana Perri Haneski.
“The gun violence we have just seen in high schools in Parkland, Florida and in southern Maryland is a part of the gun violence epidemic plaguing every town, city and legal jurisdiction in America,” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle. “It is our hope that the clear voice of prosecutors, who face this violence on a daily basis, united with those high school students from across our country who no longer find comfort in the simple act of attending class, will help inform our legislators about the urgent need to change America’s assault weapon status quo. Lives depend on such changes.”
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