PITTSBURGH, PA (September 9, 2019) Mayor William Peduto is in Washington D.C. today, where he will join other mayors whose cities have suffered gun massacres to press the White House and Congress to adopt firearms background check legislation.
The mayors have a meeting scheduled with White House officials in the afternoon, followed by a press conference where they will call upon the U.S. Senate, which returns to session today, to vote on background check legislation approved by the House in the spring.
Last month, in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Mayor Peduto and Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts called on the Senate to immediately come back to session and vote on gun safety measures.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors organized today’s events. More than 275 cities nationwide have signed onto a bipartisan USCOM letter urging the White House and Senate to support background check legislation.
Mayor William Peduto’s Public Schedule – Monday, September 9, 2019:
Meeting at White House with Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH; Francis X. Suarez, Mayor of Miami, FL; Christine Hunschofsky, Mayor of Parkland, FL; John Giles, Mayor of Mesa, AZ; Betsy Price, Mayor of Fort Worth, TX; Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI, & USCOM President; USCOM senior advisor and former Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey, and Houston Police Chief and Major Cities Chiefs Association President Art Acevedo
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington D.C.
Press Conference on Bipartisan Gun Safety Background Check Legislation
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: U.S. Capitol, Room HVC200, First St SE, Washington, D.C.
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