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Responders, Neighbors, Clergy, Civic Leaders In 10 States 'Stand With Newtown' June 14

Gun violence survivors, faith leaders, veterans, gun-owners and concerned citizens will join together in a day of remembrance and a call to action at events in 10 states June 14 to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook School.

Attendees will ask senators to "take a second look" at their votes against background check legislation and call on House members to co-sponsor bipartisan background check legislation by Reps. Mike Thompson and Pete King.

The events coincide with Mayors Against Illegal Guns' official launch of its "No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence" tour, which is happening at Edmond Town Hall Friday morning.

In Newtown state and local officials will be joined  by clergy and residents reading the names of victims of gun violence and urging representatives in Congress to support legislation that would require comprehensive background checks.

After a moment of silence at 9:30 am, there will be a rally and press conference to include Newtown survivors, Governor Dannel P Malloy, and First Selectman Pat Llodra.

According to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, every day, 33 Americans are murdered with guns in the United States.

In April, a minority of US senators voted to block bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey that would have helped keep guns out of the hands of criminals by requiring background checks for commercial gun sales, the advocacy group stated in a release. Also, recent independent polls have found that more than 90 percent of Americans support background checks for all gun sales.

Below is a list of the communities standing with Newtown on June 14:

Little Rock, Arkansas

Gun violence survivors Angela Bradford and Clay Robinson, a Little Rock Police sargeant, and Fire Chiefs Richard Moorehead, and Charles Austin will stand with Mayors Against Illegal Guns calling on Senator Mark Pryor to "Take a Second Look" at the Manchin-Toomey Compromise Bill.

Phoenix, Arizona

Survivor of gun violence Otis Smith, gun owner Chris Kitaeff, veteran David Lucier, Arizonans for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing For Action, AZPASS, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Senator Jeff Flake to Take a Second Look at Manchin-Toomey Compromise Bill.

Miami, Florida

Cindy Lerner, Mayor of Pinecrest. Bradford Brown, Vice President NAACP - Miami-Dade Co, Sam Feldman, Vice President of Venezuelan American Democratic Club and Veterans for Peace, Organizing For Action, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Ileana Roslehtinen to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Atlanta, Georgia

Gun violence survivors Lucy McBath, Melissa Kornfeld and John Starbuck, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Grandmothers for Peace and Justice, Organizing For Action, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss to Take a Second Look at the Manchin-Toomey Compromise Bill.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Steve Dunlop, Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence and Nicki McNally, Moms Demand Action, Organizing For Action, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Hoosiers Concerned about Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Susan Brooks to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Gary, Indiana

Wade Ingram, City of Gary Police Chief, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Pete Visclosky to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Bozeman, Montana

Mayor Sean Becker and Scott Swanson, Retired Deputy Chief of Police for Santa Rosa, CA, Organizing For Action, Montana Chapter of National Organization of Women, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Senator Max Baucus to Take a Second Look at the Manchin-Toomey Compromise Bill.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Teachers Suzanne Conway, Kamaria Lawrence, Organizing For Action, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Peace/Action and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Robert Pittenger to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Wilmington, North Carolina

Hunter and Gun OwnerBert Blake, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Mike McIntyre to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Durham, North Carolina

Jim Clark, gun owner, and Gavin O'Hara, Dad's Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing for America, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, Forward Americans, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative GK Butterfield to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Salem, New Hampshire

Judy Stadtman, New Hampshire Project for Safer Communities, Organizing For Action, and Mayors Against Illegal Gunson will call on Senator Kelly Ayotte to Take a Second Look at Manchin-Toomey Compromise Bill.

Hilliard, Ohio

Kelly Cameron, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Colleen Ogle, United Methodist Church, Organizing For Action, Community and Faith Leaders, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Steve Stivers to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Twinsburg, Ohio

Lori O'Neil with National Council of Jewish Women, and Pastor Kristine Eggert of Disciples Christian Church, Organizing For Action, Summit County Progressives, Community and Faith Leaders, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative David Joyce to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Roy Del Rosario, Mayor of Hamuburg, Jose Rosado, Mayor of Fountain Hill, Julio Guridy Allentown City Council President, CeCe Gerlach, Allentown District School Board Director, and Basilio Bonilla, Jr., Board of Directors, Bethlehem Area School District, Organizing For Action, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Charlie Dent to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania

Shawntika Rice, Co-Chair of Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network Anti Violence Task Force, Rob Conroy, Western PA Coordinator of CeaseFirePA, and Rhonda Paglia, Retired School Teacher and Author of The Little Lambs and their Special Mission - a book dedicated to the Children of Newtown, CeaseFirePA, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Tim Murphy to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Tom Buglio, Director for West Chester Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, Cassandra Jones, Vice President of West Chester Borough Council, and Shira Goodman, Executive Director for CeaseFirePA, Organizing For Action, West Chester Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Jim Gerlach to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania

Christine Licata, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns will call on Representative Scott Perry to Support the King-Thompson Compromise Bill.

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