Mark Pocan
Press Release

After 24 Hour Democratic Sit-In Demanding Action on Gun Violence, Pocan Calls for Continued Solidarity

"The gun violence epidemic affects our communities every day and it is past time for Congress to address this issue. Enough is enough.

By - Jun 23rd, 2016 10:59 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement as Democrats continue their sit-in demanding a vote on bills to help prevent gun violence. For 24 hours, Democrats have held the Floor to force a vote on common sense gun violence prevention measures, including universal background checks, which Americans overwhelmingly support.

“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 and House Republicans will not stand up to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the gun manufacturers, my Democratic colleagues and 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 and 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.”

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