Senator Portantino Co-hosts Gun Violence Legislation Town Hall with League of Women Voters, Brady Campaign, Moms Demand Action & Pomona College Professor

Tuesday, March 12 2019

Claremont, California – Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) co- hosted a Gun Violence Legislation discussion with The League of Women Voters - Mt. Baldy Chapter, Pomona College’s Department of Politics, Brady Campaign and Moms Demand Action this past Sunday on the Pomona College Campus.  The event was part of the League of Woman Voters Mt. Baldy Area’s Yearlong Speaker Series. Panelists shared public policy insights, new perspectives and reform ideas from the Senator and local community activists.

“I was very happy to have had this opportunity to share my strong support for sensible gun control in California.  The League and Professor Hollis-Brusky brought together an outstanding panel for this important public health and safety discussion.  As a dad and as a legislator, I am determined to help California respond appropriately to the tragic violent events our country has recently faced. There is strong community support for ssensible gun reform and today offered significant justification for those efforts,” said Senator Portantino.

“This was a remarkably informative event.  I came away realizing that all of us have been traumatized by the shootings on innocent children, youth and adults. . . that gun violence is truly a public health issue. . . and that there are reasonable initiatives that could make it safer for all of us, including funding research at the federal level.”   - Sue Keith LWV Mt. Baldy Area

“Bringing politicians, activists, public health experts, law enforcement and academics together on one panel highlighted just how complex and multi-faceted the issue of gun control truly is. Like climate change, it is one of the largest and most urgent problems we face today as Americans. We learned from our panelists that it will take sustained action and attention from all of us if we hope to solve it.” - Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Professor Pomona College Department of Politics.

The panel included, Stephen Lindley from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Loren Lieb from the Brady Campaign SFV Chapter, Ruth Kennedy from Mountjoy, Moms Demand Action and moderated by Professor Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Pomona College Department of Politics.