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Press Conference at Georgia Capitol: Gun Violence and Mass Shooting Response

Updated: Nov 1, 2019

Millennial Civil Rights Campaign join elected officials and community organizers to hold press conference in response to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas mass shootings.

In the wake of tragedy following the horrific mass shootings that occurred over the weekend in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Millennials have immediately begun taking action and urging lawmakers for change. The Millennial Civil Rights Campaign has initiated such efforts in hopes to achieve gun safety regulations that are long overdue and can no longer afford to be delayed, according to campaign President, Taos Wynn. The Millennial Civil Rights Campaign is an intergenerational effort led by Millennial leaders to drive change on a local and national level in the areas of race relations, gun violence, individual rights, and financial insecurity. The campaign feels that gun reform is one of the nation’s most pressing issues as evidenced by the latest mass shootings both taking place in a span of less than 24 hours.

Millennial Civil Rights President, Taos Wynn, released the following statement:

In this mournful hour, it is evident that as a country we can no longer tolerate the sting of mass gun violence or the emboldened promotion of widespread racism. This weekend, our country was once again reminded of its extreme vulnerability to hate and domestic terror. An America that continues to leave its citizens highly susceptible to such routine tragedy is an America that at the expense of its greatest commodity has chosen to lose its way."

And so it is with a heavy heart that our thoughts and prayers today reside with the families of the victims of each shooting, but it is in honor of the victims that our actions however, are focused and aligned towards making real change. The loss of more American lives to public mass shootings is not a partisan issue, but rather an American crisis requiring at minimum common sense gun reform including assault weapon bans and universal background checks. As concerned citizens we must commit to doing more, and as a nation – we must commit to doing better.

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