Baton Rouge: Public rally will call on Louisiana senators to take stronger stance on gun violence

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The grassroots organization ‘Moms Demand Action’ invites the public to gather in downtown Baton Rouge Sunday to participate in a rally demanding change to gun violence.

The national non-profit has chapters in all states and multiple rallies are planned in cities across the nation August 17-18. The timing coincides with the August recess for Congress.

Antione Lacey

Citizens of Louisiana will ask officials, including LA Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, to affect change in reducing gun violence and to do their part in supporting similar bills.

Rally organizers will gather August 18 at 5 p.m. at the Riverfront Plaza.

Attendees can expect to hear from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Rep. Patricia Smith, survivors of gun violence and other local and state officials, according to a press release.

This August, as the Senate is back home from recess, gun sense activists in all 50 states are keeping the fight close to home by rallying to demand action on passing background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law. Red Flag laws prevent guns from entering the hands of those deemed harmful to themselves or others. Due process is ensured, while also protecting the community from danger. 

Angelle Bradford, Chapter Leader, Moms Demand Action Louisiana

Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Students Demand Action and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly 6 million supporters and more than 350,000 donors.

For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand

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