2020 Democratic National Convention Virtual Roundtable on Gun Violence in America
Gun Violence in America: Uniting for a Safer Future
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 5 P.M. ET
As part of the DNC’s virtual programming for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Brady joined the Community Justice Action Fund, Everytown, Giffords, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and March For Our Lives for a roundtable discussion hosted by Brady PAC on everyday gun violence in America and the importance of recognizing marginalized voices and communities in the effort to reduce gun violence.
We will discuss what evidence-based solutions really look like; the need for investment in community programs that prevent violence, rather than increases to policing; how to meaningfully address firearm suicide, which accounts for 3 out of 5 American gun deaths; the importance of policies that focus on ensuring gun industry accountability and reforming irresponsible gun dealers that profit off the illegal market of firearms; and more.
Rep. Lucy McBath has been a Congresswoman Representing the state of Georgia since 2019 and a major advocate for common-sense gun safety laws in America. In 2012, her 17-year-old son, Jordan Davis was shot and killed in Jacksonville, Florida. Since this, McBath has dedicated her life to making a safer America. Although she is a Democrat, she works across the aisle, bridging the gap between left and right for common-sense solutions to complex problems.
Kelly Sampson, Senior Counsel and Director of Racial Justice, Brady
Greg Jackson, National Advocacy Director, Community Justice Action Fund
Nico Bocour, Government Affairs Director, Giffords
Dakota Jablon, Director of Federal Affairs, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Maxwell Frost, National Organizing Director, March For Our Lives
Khary Penebaker, DNC Delegate and Member of Everytown Survivor Network