Senior Vice President, Rights and Justice
The United States has fallen far behind its peer nations when it comes to keeping communities safe from gun violence. We work to develop federal and state legislative and executive action strategies to reduce gun violence and save lives.
A combination of weak laws and lack of resources has left the gun industry in the United States essentially unregulated. We work to shine a light on this problem and develop effective solutions to ensure that this industry is required to help solve the epidemic of gun violence.
Laws alone are not enough. Reducing gun violence requires a dedicated investment in public health approaches and community-based violence intervention programs.
We partner with national, state, and local gun violence prevention allies and organizations to harness our collective power to make meaningful change.
In the wake of two mass shootings in a single weekend, Daniella sits down with CAP colleagues Chelsea Parsons, vice president for Gun Violence Prevention, and Rebecca Cokley, director of the Disability Justice Initiative, to try to make sense of it all.
This week, Ed spoke with Capt. Ersie Joyner of the Oakland Police Department about the city's successful and comprehensive Ceasefire program to address gun violence and crime in the community.
Former Thinking CAP co-host Igor Volsky joins the pod to discuss his debut book and his vision to reduce guns and gun violence in the United States.
This week, Michele and Igor sit down with student activist Ryan Deitsh and BeMore Group Executive Director Dejuan Patterson to discuss efforts they are both taking to prevent gun violence in America.
Igor and guest host Chelsea Parsons, the vice president of Gun Violence Prevention at CAP, speak with the young people who organized March for Our Lives on the National Mall.
This week, Michele and Igor sit down with Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to discuss the renewed debate on gun control, among other issues.
Michele and Igor talk with Sarah Clements about her experience of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School five years later.
This week, Michele and Igor speak with Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela of the Futuro Media Group and discuss the progressive movement and gun violence.
This week, Michele and Igor are joined by Hollywood producer Scott Budnick and Sen. Chris Murphy.
Following the shooting at baseball practice for the annual congressional baseball game, Michele and Igor talk to Chelsea Parsons, vice president of guns and crime policy at CAP, about what we do with so many guns in America.