Apr 11, 2013 12:11 PM by Faye DeHoff
TUCSON - Tucson Moms will hold a 'Stroller Jam' this morning at Senator John McCain's downtown office to encourage him to support gun legislation.
This comes as the Senate begins deliberations on proposed legislation that would strengthen our nation's gun laws. Members of 'Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America in Arizona' are calling on Senator McCain to vote "yes" for new and stronger gun laws, including expanded background checks, strong anti-trafficking and straw purchasing measures and the Assault Weapons Ban amendment.
This gathering is one of dozens of similar 'Moms Demand Action' events, such as 'stroller jams,' being held across the country today. During 'stroller jams,' Moms Demand Action members bring their children to the in-district offices of their senators, demanding action on new and stronger gun laws.
"Every day, eight American children die from gun violence," said Jocelyn Strauss, leader of the Tucson/ Southern AZ Chapter of Moms Demand Action. "Common-sense measures, like expanded background checks on all gun sales, are supported by over 90% of Americans, and they can go a long way to reducing gun violence. We want Senator McCain to know that if he puts the safety of our children first, moms will support him 100%."
The stroller jam will take place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm today outside Senator McCain's Tucson office at 407 W Congress Street downtown.