Maloney Launches Letter-Writing Campaign to Amplify Student Voices in Gun Violence Debate
Washington, D.C. — After holding four in-person community forums on gun violence in our schools attended by hundreds of Hudson Valley residents, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced a letter-writing campaign designed to give students the opportunity to make their voices heard by top Congressional leaders. The campaign invites students to voice their concerns, offer suggestions, and ask questions about the status of gun safety efforts in Congress. At the end of the campaign, Rep. Maloney will hand-deliver students’ responses to leaders in Congress to amplify the voices of young people in the Hudson Valley.
“If the Walkout last week taught us anything, it’s that students are not slowing down on the issue of gun violence,” said Rep. Maloney. “Young people are leading the way on this critical public safety issue, and I want to help amplify their voices as best I can. I don’t care which side of the issue people come down on, it’s young people driving this conversation, and I want to convey all of their opinions to the folks at the top.”
If you are a student or you know a student who would like to participate in Representative Maloney’s letter-writing campaign, please visit https://seanmaloney.house.gov/school-gun-violence. Rep. Maloney will run the campaign through April 20, 2018.
Rep. Maloney supports strong federal efforts to combat the gun violence epidemic, including: banning assault weapons, raising the purchasing age, improving the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), implementing universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole, as well as repealing the Dickey Amendment, which has prevented research on gun violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).