Today, July 20, marks five years since the horrific shooting at Aurora. Five years since twelve were killed and 70 more wounded at a movie theater. Five years in which we have suffered countless shootings at schools, churches, community centers, night clubs, homes, businesses and on our streets. Five years in which Congress — and the state legislature in Lansing — have failed to act to make our communities safer.
The victims and survivors of Aurora deserve better and more. They deserve action. They deserve voices raised in protest against the silence and inaction of our leaders.
Every day that passes with another 92 lives lost to gun violence, every year that we add solemn, horrific anniversaries to the calendar, should be to our shame.
MCPGV is fortunate to have Sandy Anglin Phillips and Lonnie Phillips with us in Michigan this month. Please join Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence at one of the following events to meet them, hear their story and learn how you might honor with action those who died at Aurora and all victim/survivors of gun violence.
July 23, Lansing, Fellowship for Today, 611 Kalamazoo, 5:30pm
July 24, Kalamazoo, Coalition for Common Ground, 315 S. Rose, KPL, 5:30pm
July 25, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan, Beth Israel Congregation, Jewish Community Center Ann Arbor, Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor, MomsRising, Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence, Temple Beth Emeth, Everytown/Moms Demand Action, Jewish Cultural Society, Temple Beth Israel, 2309 Packard Rd, 7pm
July 28, East Lansing, MCPGV, 235 Maplewood, 6pm
With you, we are working every day to honor them with action, to demand more in their names and in their memories. We ask you to remember and to pledge to demand more and to do more.
Linda Brundage, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence