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.
The Bureau of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives plays a crucial role in enforcing federal gun laws and regulating the gun industry, yet it faces a series of roadblocks to being able to work effectively.
Instead of protecting the rights of people with mental health disabilities, lawmakers are using the growing urgency around gun violence as a pretext to expand surveillance and criminalization.
Young people’s involvement in faith-based activism is not new, and their work fighting for righteous causes should be supported.
There is no single, simple solution to reducing gun violence in this country. However, there are a number of common-sense steps that would be a great place to start—steps that could be taken right now.
Congress’ spending deal makes a number of important policy advances—although it shamefully leaves Dreamers behind.
Education leaders should focus on how to make schools safe, welcoming environments for all students—including through discipline reform.
President Trump's promise to make schools safer after the Parkland shooting rings hollow against the cuts to such efforts in his 2019 budget.
Mayors nationwide are resisting the Trump administration's "tough on crime" tactics in favor of smarter, fairer, and more effective public safety strategies.
The choice between being soft or tough on crime is a relic of the past. The question now is whether you are smart on crime.
Trump’s actions during his first 100 days in office have time and again benefitted corporations and the wealthy at the expense of ordinary Americans.