COLUMBUS, Ohio. — Today, over 150 Ohio Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers, alongside Ohio State Representatives Jessica Miranda, Allison Russo, and Casey Weinstein, and Everytown for Gun Safety’s Senior Vice President of Movement Building, Angela Ferrell-Zabala called for action on gun safety during their annual advocacy day in Columbus. This year’s advocacy day also celebrates 10 years of Moms Demand Action’s life-saving work to protect families and communities from gun violence.
“We are so excited to highlight 10 years of our grassroots movements’ tireless work to save lives in Ohio alongside the gun violence survivors and community partners who join us in the fight to end gun violence,” said Mimi Karon, a volunteer with the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action. “Today, we are larger than ever before and stand ready to continue this work until every community in Ohio is free from gun violence. We hope lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will prioritize saving our children’s lives and pass life-saving policies like secure firearm storage measures.”
Lawmakers have put Ohio lives in jeopardy by repealing basic gun safety measures over recent legislative sessions and passing dangerous measures that weaken the state’s gun laws. During the 2023 legislative session, lawmakers need to show up for their constituents and take action on gun safety, including rejecting dangerous legislation that nullifies federal gun laws and penalizes law enforcement agencies who attempt to enforce federal gun safety protections. Ohio lawmakers also need to prioritize securing funding for violence intervention programming.
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