06 Jul Community Leaders Gather to Tell Congressman Joe Heck Enough is Enough

For Immediate Release – Planning Purposes: July 6, 2016

Media Contacts: Maria-Teresa Liebermann, mariateresa@battlebornprogress.org & Annette Magnus, annette@battlebornprogress.org

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

Post Orlando shooting tragedy and Congressional sit in, local leaders and activists ask Congressman Heck to act on common sense gun laws and demand freedom from Gun Violence

LAS VEGAS, NV – On Thursday, July 7th, as part of a national movement, local activists and community leaders will be holding a press conference to demand that Congressman Joe Heck takes action against the growing epidemic of gun violence in our country. Two weeks ago dozens of Congressional leaders, including Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus, held a sit in for over 26 hours demanding a vote on common sense gun laws, but Congressman Heck was nowhere to be found. In the aftermath of the worst mass shooting in our country’s history, Nevadans want something to be done to keep our communities safe.

“We expect Congressman Joe Heck to show his patriotism by representing the demands of his constituents and taking real and meaningful action on this growing problem in our communities,” said Annette Magnus, executive director of Battle Born Progress. “Votes are scheduled in the House this week on this issue and we expect all of our delegation to be working towards ensuring our communities are free from gun violence.”

WHAT: Community Leaders Gather to Tell Congressman Joe Heck Enough is Enough

WHEN: Thursday, July 7th, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: 8872 S. Eastern Ave Suite 220

 Las Vegas, NV 89123

WHO:

Nevada State Senator Pat Spearman

Nevada State Senator Aaron Ford

Nevada Assemblyman Nelson Araujo

Sue Brooks, community activist

Annette Magnus, executive director of Battle Born Progress

Note: Spanish speakers will be available

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