-- The Mother PAC

Gun Violence: Let’s Talk Solutions

Join us in Portland on Tuesday, January 22nd from 6:30-8 PM to talk with legislators as we seek solutions to our community gun violence problem.

We are still deeply saddened by – and at times angry about – the very recent violent and tragic events in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin (yes, there were mass shootings in every one of these states in 2012).

As mothers, we are still grieving for the victims’ families and friends.  We are trying mightily to wrap our minds around it all, searching for words to use with our own children (if they exist), and are left wanting very much to find a saner, safer way forward.

We believe that the best thing we can do to honor the memory of the people who have been lost in every act of gun violence is to take a hard, urgent look at how to improve our very broken system.

Which is why we’re inviting you to participate in a community conversation with our legislators to find solutions to gun violence on January 22nd in Portland. You’ll hear from – and be able to talk with – local elected officials and other community experts on these topics.  You’ll learn what’s on the table, what’s not (and why), and what you can do to help.

Event details:

Where: Bridger Elementary School | 7910 SE Market Street, Portland (here’s a map)

When: Tuesday, January 22, 2012 | 6:30 – 8 PM

Our Panel:

  • State Senator Ginny Burdick
  • Multnomah County Commissioner Deborah Kafoury
  • State Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer
  • Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

Cost: Free

RSVP: Nope, we’ll just see you there. Space is limited so arrive on time!

Kids? We generally love having children at our events, but we’ll leave it to you to decide whether the content of this conversation is appropriate for yours.

Join us in Portland to talk with local legislators on January 22nd.  Because you’re probably trying to figure out the best way forward, too.