Pennsylvania: Event listing and activism needed on a bill

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Opportunities for gun violence prevention activism are available this week. Both Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and Cease Fire PA are holding events. Additionally, a bill to expand hunting to Sunday will be heard by the House Game and Fisheries Committee on Tuesday September 10.

From Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence

Our state legislature is returning this month from a three-month break and it’s obvious that their “thoughts and prayers” approach to curing gun violence is not working. Join CeaseFirePA and Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence as Rob Conroy, CeaseFirePA’s organizing director, presents the next tangible action steps we must take to ensure that our state legislature passes common-sense gun laws that will make all communities safer. Learn how bills become laws, what gun violence prevention bills are stalled in our legislature, and how you can help move them forward. All are welcome–only together can we stop gun violence.

The Event

September 10, 2019
Public Event: Turning Anguish Into Action: Next Steps for a World Free From Gun Violence
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Jeron X. Grayson Community Center
1852 Enoch St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

From the CeaseFirePA

As the summer recess for Congress and the PA General Assembly come to a close, we are holding several townhall conversations across the Commonwealth.  We hope you will join us and get prepared for the upcoming legislative sessions and your role in helping to ensure commonsense gun policies are on the agenda.

The Events

State College Suicide Town Hall
Wednesday 9/11 6:30pm
State College Municipal Building
243 S Allen St.
State College PA 16801

Mechanicsburg March For Our Lives Suicide Town Hall
Thursday 9/12 6:30pm
American Legion Post 109
224 W Main St. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Trucksville Suicide Town Hall
Thursday 9/12 7pm
The Checkerboard Inn
385 Caverton Road, Trucksville, PA 18708

The Bill

  • Senate Bill 147 would expand hunting to include Sundays. 👎


If possible, please attend the House Game and Fisheries Committee meeting on Tuesday September 10. Also, please call or email the office of Keith Gillespie, Chair of the House Game and Fisheries Committee. Ask that your opposition to Senate Bill 147 be submitted to the committee.

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