Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA – 27), whose district encompasses Alhambra, will continue dialogue on gun violence prevention Wednesday night in Pasadena as part of the House Democrats’ “National Day of Action on Gun Violence,” in response to the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. Alhambra residents can participate by RSVPing for the forum here, or by participating in our reader poll on gun reform at the end of this article.
Chu will host, “SPEAK OUT: Enough is Enough,” which will allow community members to share personal stories about the effects of gun violence, according to the Eventbrite page. She plans to discuss the need for Congressional action following the Orlando mass shooting that left 50 dead, including the shooter, according to CNN.
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) June 29, 2016
She will be joined by Josh Stepakoff, a survivor of the LA Jewish Center shooting, and representatives of the LGBTQ, Muslim and Sikh community at the All Saints Church, according to a press release.
— All Saints Church (@ASCpas) June 28, 2016
House Democrats organized a recent 25-hour sit-in to demand a vote on gun control legislation, which was broadcasted to a social media audience through Periscope after the C-SPAN cameras were turned off, the New York Times reported.
The sit-in, with Chu in attendance, followed after the Senate Democrats were not able to pass 4 different gun control bills, CNN reported.
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