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As Milwaukee and cities across the country reckon with a historic rise in non-fatal shootings and homicides, the issue of gun violence is an important topic at this year’s DNC. According to the DNC website, the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee and Business Forward have organized a series of virtual, hour-long round table briefings with senior campaign advisors, elected officials, business leaders, philanthropists, community organizers, and state and local officials around key policy issues. Inspired by the needs of communities across the country, these briefings will examine the critical challenges America faces, including our country’s response to the severe hardships amplified by the COVID-19 crisis.
Reggie Moore, Director of the City of Milwaukee’s Office of Violence Prevention will provide opening remarks and participate in a virtual policy roundtable discussion titled: Ending Gun Violence in America on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 1:30pm-2:30pm CST
This discussion will feature leaders in the gun violence prevention movement who are working to combat this crisis across the country.
- Alejandro Bedoya, Everytown Athletic Council
- Congresswoman Lucy McBath (D-GA-06)
- Reggie Moore, Director, Office of Violence Prevention, Milwaukee Health Department
- Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action
- Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers