Recent events, such as the mass shooting in Isla Vista, California, have shown that women are too often the targets of gun violence. Every day, five women are murdered with guns in the United States, a large percentage of whom are killed by their intimate partners. Enacting strong laws and policies to prevent domestic abusers from having easy access to guns is critical to reducing murders of women. Such laws are both politically popular and have proven policy impact. Momentum has been building on both the state and federal levels to enact strong new gun laws to better protect women—particularly, victims of domestic violence and stalking—from fatal gun violence.
Please join the Center for American Progress, Americans for Responsible Solutions, and the National Domestic Violence Hotline for a panel on policy solutions to protect women from fatal gun violence.
Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), Former U.S. Congresswoman and Co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions
Captain Mark Kelly, Husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, retired NASA astronaut and Navy combat veteran, and Co-founder of Americans for Responsible Solutions
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), U.S. Senator for Minnesota
Rob Valente, Policy Consultant, National Domestic Violence Hotline
Saundra Rhodes, Chief of Police, Horry County, South Carolina
Sarah Engle, domestic violence survivor
Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
1:00 p.m. ET – 2:30 p.m. ET
Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.
The Corcoran’s Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium
500 17th Street NW (New York Street Entrance)
Washington , D.C. 20006
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