MoveOn, an American non-profit, public policy advocacy group and political action committee, will hold a community meeting to discuss ways to reduce gun violence in Southbury tonight.
The meeting, which is one of 221 MoveOn community events across the nation today, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Southbury Public Library and be hosted by MoveOn member John H. Gorman.
The purpose of the gathering is to discuss ways to reduce gun violence in Connecticut neighborhoods and urge action from state, local and national decision makers.
"The plan laid out by the White House yesterday was the most sweeping proposal in decades to reduce gun violence and make our communities, schools and streets safer. We know powerful special interest groups like the National Rife Association will try to erect a multi-million dollar firewall to block these reforms from passing,” said Garlin Gilchrist II, Campaign Director of MoveOn.org. “MoveOn members in every state and every congressional district are ready to stand up to the NRA and demand that Congress take action to reduce gun violence. Elected officials in Washington can no longer afford to sit back and wait for the next tragedy and issue hollow statements of sympathy. The time to act is now and MoveOn members from coast to coast are demanding action from all levels of government."
To find out more about MoveOn and other events in nearby communities visit: http://civic.moveon.org/event/communitycommittee