06.28.16

“Your adjournment will not silence our voices”

Congresswoman Lee continues fight for common sense gun reform

Congresswoman Barbara Lee will join Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman, Congressman Mike Thompson, for the National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention. 

The event builds on the momentum from the historic “No Bill, No Break” sit-in mounted by House Democrats under the leadership of Congressman John Lewis. The sit-in sought to demand common sense reforms to reduce gun violence including ensuring background checks for all gun buyers and closing a loophole that allows suspected terrorists to buy weapons of war. These common sense measures are broadly supported by more than 80 percent of Americans.

Who: Congresswoman Barbara Lee

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Congressman Mike Thompson, chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force

Congressman Mike Honda

Congressman Eric Swalwell

Chief of Police Andrew Bidou, Vallejo, CA

Where: Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

1001 Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110

When: Wednesday, June 29th at 1pm

Press MUST RSVP to Jorge Aguilar at jorge.aguliar@mail.house.gov or 202.430.3762.

Congresswoman Lee has introduced the Tiahrt Restrictions Repeal Act (H.R. 1449). This legislation would remove restrictions that prevent vital information sharing amongst law enforcement to address gun theft and bad-actor gun dealers. Congresswoman Lee is also a proud co-sponsor of the Safer Communities Act (H.R. 2994).

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Congresswoman Lee is a member of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, the Steering and Policy Committee, is a Senior Democratic Whip, former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and co-chair of the Progressive Caucus. She serves as chair of the Democrat Whip Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity.