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ADVISORY: Katie Couric, Valerie Jarrett, Members of Congress to Join Panel at Screening of Documentary ‘Under the Gun’
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ADVISORY: Katie Couric, Valerie Jarrett, Members of Congress to Join Panel at Screening of Documentary ‘Under the Gun’

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress and EPIX will host the exclusive Washington, D.C., premiere of “Under the Gun,” an EPIX Original Documentary executive produced and narrated by Katie Couric. A panel discussion featuring Couric, White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), and moderated by Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden will follow the screening.

The massacre at Sandy Hook was seen as a watershed moment in our national gun debate, but the body count resulting from gun violence has only grown. Through the lens of victims’ families, as well as pro-gun advocates, “Under the Gun” examines why our politicians have failed to act.

Katie Couric, Executive Producer and Narrator, “Under the Gun
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama
Sen. Chris Murphy, (D-CT)
Rep. Robin Kelly, (D-IL)
Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, Moderator

Prescreening reception co-hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety

May 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m. ET – 9:30 p.m. ET

Navy Memorial Theater

701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

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Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million supporters and more than 100,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors and everyday Americans who are fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and help save lives.  At the core of Everytown are Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and the Everytown Survivor Network. Learn more at and follow us @Everytown.