Gun violence was frequently in the headlines throughout the summer and fall of 2015, with high-profile shootings at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, military recruiting offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, and on live television in Roanoke, Virginia. These recent tragedies have led to renewed calls for action to address gun violence, yet much of the American public remains skeptical that we will be able to make any meaningful progress on this issue in the current political climate.
We invite you to join us for a discussion of the current state of the gun violence prevention movement, recent calls for action to address this issue, and short-to-long term opportunities to make change. We will also discuss American Progress’s work to engage with policymakers and offer fresh new policy ideas for reducing gun violence and strategic guidance to help build a strong movement.
Participants will include:
President, Center for American Progress
Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress
Senior Vice President, Campaigns and Strategies, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Vice President, Guns and Crime Policy
Center for American Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund