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Is Massachusetts Doing Everything It Can to Prevent Gun Violence?

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 06:30 PM · 3 rsvps

According to the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Massachusetts has some of the strongest gun laws in the country and, correspondingly, one of the lowest gun death rates. And we should be proud of that. But the question isn’t whether we’re doing better than other states -- it’s whether we’re doing the best that we can. And there, the answer is a clear no.

The Massachusetts Legislature, however, has the opportunity to strengthen our gun laws this session.

H.3610 would create an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO), a kind of court order that family members and law enforcement can request to temporarily restrict a person's access to guns because they pose a significant danger to themselves or others. When family members are empowered to act, they can prevent warning signs from turning into a mass shooting or gun suicide. Our neighbors in Connecticut have already passed such a bill into law, and legislation is moving forward in New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Maine as well. Research has demonstrated that Connecticut’s Extreme Risk law has saved between 38 and 76 suicides.

Join us to hear Angus McQuilken from the Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence frame what’s at stake in the ERPO debate underway at the State House. Then organizers from Downtown Progressives will share the quick, practical steps you can take to make sure your legislators know that keeping Massachusetts kids safe will always be a priority for you.

 


NEEDHAM: Prog. Needham GENERAL MEETING May 4th

Friday, May 04, 2018 at 06:00 PM · 11 rsvps
Kirks' Home in Needham, MA

 

See material from last meeting: progressivemass.com/needhammeetings


Raise Up Congress: The Statehouse

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 at 01:00 PM

Don't miss RAISE UP CONGRESS, Tuesday, May 8th  

  • Hear from coalition partners on the bills that advance the cause!
  • Learn the important issues and the latest updates!
  • Learn, practice, and share ‘how to lobby effectively’ wisdom!
  • Build progressive alliances with new friends from across the state!

States are where national legislation gets tried out. Let’s make sure it’s progressive. In these times, we can’t just rest on a status quo. We need to aggressively fight for a progressive future!

Raise Up Congress starts at 1pm on the Grand Staircase at the state house

Join us to rally and lobby for Paid Family and Medical Leave and a $15 Minimum Wage at the Massachusetts State House! This event will represent the culmination of a multi-year campaign, which was successful in collecting over 272,000 signatures, orchestrating seven legislative forums with over 2,000 attendees, and a statewide phone outreach that talked to over 100,000 people.


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