Thursday, June 23, 2016

Congressman Pocan Sit-in Solidarity

Democratic House of Representatives lawmakers have entered the second day of their sit-in to demand a vote on overdue gun control legislation. I woke up to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this morning on CSPAN & I can’t stop watching it. Speaker Paul Ryan formally adjourned the body until July 5th yesterday & the sit-in began. They’re streaming from their computers & displaying the hashtag #NOBILLNOBREAK. We contacted U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus to get his spin & statement to share with our LGBT community & fierce allies. Pocan stated, “Democrats are united in the steadfast belief that we must pass common sense measures to prevent further gun violence in this country. Since Speaker Paul Ryan & House Republicans will not stand up to the National Rifle Association (NRA) & the gun manufacturers, my Democratic colleagues & I have held the House Floor to demand action. Speaker Ryan may have turned off the Floor cameras in an attempt to silence us, but we will continue to stand up and give a voice to the majority of Americans who demand commonsense gun safety reforms. The mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando took the lives of 49 innocent individuals. The gun violence epidemic affects our communities every day & it is past time for Congress to address this issue. Enough is enough. House Democrats will no longer settle for moments silence and are demanding real moments of action.” Contact your US Representatives & show your support.
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