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Congressman Himes to speak on gun violence at Norwalk District D fund-raiser April 8
Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes (D-04) will be the featured speaker at the Norwalk District D Democratic Committee’s annual Spring Fund-Raiser Celebration on Sunday, April 8, at the home of Tish Gibbs and former Mayor Bill Collins, 32 Allen Road.
“The public is invited to attend to hear the Congressman’s plan to prevent gun violence in America,” said Donna King, District D co-chair with Kay Anderson. The program, celebrating Spring as a time of renewal, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. The suggested admission is $25, and District D Treasurer Robert Hard said donors will be asked to complete an Individual Contributor Certification Form.
Kay Anderson noted that for the first time, the committee will also hold a special silent auction, and its full proceeds will go to support the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, formed when 20 children and six adults were fatally gunned down in Newtown in 2012. The national non-profit foundation focuses in part on preventing gun and other violence through education and organization of individuals and mental health groups. A member of Sandy Hook Promise will be at the Norwalk event.
Further information about the organization is available at donate.sandyhookpromise.org.
Congressman Himes has sponsored or co-sponsored nine gun violence prevention bills in this session to, among other things, close legal loopholes, protect victims of domestic abuse and stalking, ban bump stock devices and high capacity magazines, and establish a select committee on gun violence prevention.
This week, he asked citizens to sign his Facebook petition at [email protected] and stand with him.
“I’m ready to discuss each of these proposals, and I’m ready to vote,” he said. “The NRA (National Rifle Association) has one agenda: selling more weapons.”
“My agenda? Saving lives.”
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