Every year, the Alliance hosts a lobby day at the Washington state capitol when volunteers from across the state travel to Olympia to meet with elected leaders and urge them to pass lifesaving gun safety laws. Our lobby day is crucial for reminding lawmakers just how enthusiastic and widespread support for gun responsibility legislation is. This year, of course, we couldn’t meet in person, but people across our state still delivered the message to our legislators that gun violence prevention can’t wait.
This morning, we held a physically-distanced press event and visual display to honor the hundreds of lives stolen by gun violence in our state each year and urge lawmakers to address the gun violence epidemic. The event featured Attorney General Bob Ferguson, April Schentrup whose daughter was killed in Parkland, Lyn Idahosa Berry, Executive Director of the Federal Way Black Collective, and our very own Renee Hopkins.
More than 700 Washingtonians signed this letter to legislators urging them to pass important bills to reject armed intimidation, prohibit high-capacity magazines, and make progress on police accountability.
Dozens of volunteers and advocates also sent video messages urging lawmakers to prioritize gun safety this legislative session. Check out some of them below!
Join the Call for action
Tweet a message of support: More than 800 Washingtonians are killed by guns every year. We do not have to accept this. On @wagunresponsib’s virtual lobby day, I am joining Washingtonians from across the state to call on our lawmakers to prioritize gun safety this session. #waleg pic.twitter.com/CXOKJi8kkr
Share on Facebook: More than 800 Washingtonians are killed by guns every year. We do not have to accept this. On the Alliance for Gun Responsibility’s virtual lobby day, I am joining Washingtonians from across the state to call on our lawmakers to prioritize gun safety this session. #waleg
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