From Our State Affiliates

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Celebrates Gov. Cooper's Veto
North Carolinians Against Gun Violence thanked Governor Roy Cooper for supporting gun violence prevention by vetoing H652, known as the Second Amendment Protection Act. Lawmakers succeeded in sustaining the veto on July 8th. The bill would have legalized the carrying of concealed firearms at places of worship associated with schools, weakened the concealed carry weapons permitting system, and allowed EMS personnel to concealed carry when on the job with police. NCGV Executive Director Becky Ceartas stated, “We thank Governor Cooper for vetoing this dangerous bill and the 48 representatives that voted to sustain the veto. The bill would have legalized the carrying of concealed firearms at places of worship associated with schools, weakened our concealed carry weapons permitting system, and allowed EMS personnel to concealed carry when on the job with the police. While representatives for the bill talked about churches needing to be armed and the unfairness of not allowing guns at churches with associated schools, guns are dangerous at any religious place of worship. Increasing the likelihood that places of worship become the site of wild-west-style shootouts does not protect worshippers. Civilians, armed or otherwise, rarely stop mass shootings.”
Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort Leading GOTV Charge

The Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort (WAVE) is working to galvanize 10,000 new voters to participate in the November election through its WAVE Action Leader Network. WAVE’s home page currently showcases this effort to get people to the polls, and links to Wisconsin voter information are prominently displayed throughout the site. Find them at www.waveedfund.org for some community organizing inspiration.