The New York Upstate Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, the Million Mom March chapters and New Yorkers Against Gun Violence will co-host a Walk Across the Hudson for Gun Sense. The walk will take place at the Walkway Over the Hudson starting at 9 a.m. on Nov. 16, in Poughkeepsie.
“We have over 150 people scheduled to join us and walk the talk. We come together to show our unwavering support for common sense gun legislation. Collectively, we will use our votes and our voices to change policies like the lack of universal background checks,” said Alex Dubroff of Moms Demand Action – NY Upstate Chapter. “While in New York we are lucky to have some of the strongest gun laws in the country, the fact remains that nearly 70 percent of traced crime guns in New York state originate from out of state – mostly from states with weaker gun laws. Nationwide, over 40 percent of guns are purchased without background checks, through gun shows, private sales and on the Internet. Our laws must change.”
The walk will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Walkway Over the Hudson at 61 Parker Ave., Poughkeepsie. There will be live music from Susan Wright and Steve Kirkman, as well as Laura Danilov and John Teagle from The Lonely. In addition, there will be speeches from Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner, and prominent Gun Violence Prevention advocates including Justin Wagner, Kim Russell and Andy Pelosi.
For more information, contact Alex Dubroff at [email protected].