For Immediate Release Contact 404-783-7436
February 25, 2013 [email protected]
WHAT: Marking the one year anniversary of the shooting death of 17 year-old
Trayvon Martin, on Tuesday, February 26th, The Campaign To Keep Guns
Off Campus will join the InterCollegiate Action Network (iCAN), State
Senator’s Vincent Fort and Nan Orrock, the NAACP Georgia State
Conference, students, teachers, clergy and community groups at the State
Capitol to rally for justice and an end to gun violence in Georgia.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 26th, 5:00pm
WHERE: Steps of Georgia State Capitol
WHY: Titled Remember & Act, the event will highlight current legislation before the
Georgia General Assembly intended to allow guns in K-12 schools and
on university and colleges campuses, both public and private.
The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus is urging educational institutions across the country to band together to oppose the gun lobby’s agenda to push guns onto campuses by signing a resolution that opposes legislation allowing students or teachers to carry concealed handguns. The listof schools signing the resolution will be provided to lawmakers as a way of showing the educational community’s opposition to such legislation.As of February 25, 2013, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and over 355 individual colleges and universities in 40 states have signed the resolution.
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