Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 1:30 PM: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Guest Speaker Reba Holley is the organizer for the Mercer County Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America-NJ, the nonpartisan grassroots movement that started after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012.
Part of Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action is mobilizing activists to advocate for stronger laws and policies that will reduce gun violence and save lives, by demanding common-sense solutions from state and federal legislators, corporate leaders, educational institutions, and other influential voices to address the United States' dangerous culture of gun violence, which jeopardizes the safety of our children, families, and all Americans. It advocates for the following goals:
- Close the deadly loopholes in our background check system that allow minors and dangerous people like felons and domestic abusers easy access to guns;
- Promote gun safety so that America’s children will no longer be exposed to unacceptable levels of risk;
- Support reasonable limits on where, when and how loaded guns are carried and used in public; and
- Create enforceable laws that address gun trafficking and fraudulent purchasing to keep illegal guns off our streets.
The program will start at 1:30pm in the Community Room (on the right just inside the front entrance).
Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner
Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.
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