News Release

Everytown for Gun Safety 

Moms Demand Action

Students Demand Action

On Tuesday, July 27 at 12 PM MT, hundreds of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers will join a national panel discussion featuring Lynette Grey Bull, director of Not Our Native Daughters in Wyoming; Annie Belcourt, an Indigenous woman, gun violence survivor, and volunteer with Moms Demand Action; and Lauren Axness, a volunteer with Students Demand Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Indigenous communities are disproportionately impacted by gun violence in our country. In fact, they have the second highest firearm suicide rate and firearm homicide rate in the United States among all races. Indigenous women experience physical violence by intimate partners at a rate nearly twice as high compared to white women. And, indigenous people are the most likely to be fatally shot by police in comparison to their white peers. These stats only show a small portion of gun violence in the community because it is undercounted due to inaccurate death certificates and the limited number of tribes that participate in federal reporting.

WHO:

  • Lynette Grey Bull, Director of Not Our Native Daughters in Wyoming
  • Annie Belcourt, a gun violence survivor and a volunteer with Montana Moms Demand Action
  • Lauren Axness, a volunteer with Students Demand Action in Idaho
  • Matthew Boey, research fellow at Everytown for Gun Safety

WHEN:

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
12 p.m. MT

WHERE:

RSVP for the event with sharris@everytown.org.

About Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown for Gun Safety is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters and more than 375,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors, students, and everyday Americans who are fighting for common-sense gun safety measures that can help save lives. Learn more at www.everytown.org and follow us @Everytown.

About Moms Demand Action

Moms Demand Action is the nation’s largest grassroots volunteer network working to end gun violence. Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization with nearly six million supporters and more than 375,000 donors. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families. There is a Moms Demand Action chapter in every state of the country and more than 700 local groups across the country. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand.

About Students Demand Action

Students Demand Action is a national movement of high school and college-aged volunteers working to end gun violence. Students Demand Action volunteers organize within their schools and communities to educate their peers, register voters, and demand common-sense solutions to this national crisis. Students Demand Action has active volunteers in every state and more than 400 groups across the country. Students Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly six million supporters and more than 375,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit www.studentsdemandaction.org

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