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Norton to Speak at Student-Led Peace Party to Prevent Gun Violence, Saturday

Jul 27, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) will speak at a community event to promote peace and prevent gun violence tomorrow, Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the THEARC (1901 Mississippi Ave. SE).  The “Peace Party” is being hosted by District of Columbia student leaders and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence’s Team ENOUGH.  In addition to public speakers, there will be music, free food, games and other fun family activities.

“Ever since the Parkland, Florida tragedy, student leaders nationwide and here in D.C. have taken control of the movement to prevent gun violence,” Norton said.  “D.C. is a special target of the National Rifle Association, so teaming up with the Brady Campaign is the perfect way to bring our community out for a day of fun combined with an important conversation on how to reduce gun violence in our schools and neighborhoods.  While I am fighting attempts by Republicans in Congress to eliminate D.C.’s gun safety laws, I am glad our students are in the community working to fight gun violence.”