Mikie Sherrill Announces Week Focused on Gun Violence

Mikie Sherrill

MORRIS COUNTY — In wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, the need for federal action on the issue of gun violence is more urgent than ever. Students in New Jersey have taken the lead in calling for leadership on this issue, organizing walkouts, marches, and town halls across the state. The New Jersey Assembly passed six bills to improve our state laws. We are still waiting for Congress to act. Over the course of the next week, the Mikie Sherrill for Congress campaign will address the issue of gun violence in the United States.

Mikie Sherrill said: “Across the country, students, parents, and law enforcement are standing up to demand action in addressing the crisis of gun violence.

But in Washington, Congress remains silent. Now is a time for courage: We deserve new leaders who will enact common-sense reforms that will make our country safer. I look forward to traveling around our community over the next week to listen to our residents, talk about my ideas, and work to change the culture of gun violence in America.”

Mikie Sherrill is a former Navy helicopter pilot, a former federal prosecutor, and a mother of four. Mikie spent nearly 10 years on active duty flying missions throughout Europe and the Middle East. She eventually joined the U.S Attorney’s Office in New Jersey where she worked to help keep illegal guns off our streets.

Mikie Sherrill will attend the following events over the next week:

Saturday, May 5
Team 26 Rally
Town Hall, 200 South Street, Morristown
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 7

Student Roundtable on Gun Violence with Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly
West Orange High School, West Orange
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8

Assembly with the Civics & Government Institute Program Students
Montclair High School, Montclair
8:50 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.