TURN OUT: Las Cruces City Council to consider Gun Violence Prevention resolution

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Earlier this month marked the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history — and in the aftermath, once again, Congress failed to pass stronger gun laws.

Hundreds of people turned out right here in Las Cruces for a vigil to honor the victims and to demand action to #DisarmHate.


Equality New Mexico representative Myra Lierenas speaks at the prayer vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting held Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Pioneer Women’s Park in Las Cruces. (Polo Orta / For the Sun-News)

In Las Cruces, our elected leaders are listening.

But we need your help.

The Las Cruces City Council is voting next week on a resolution urging New Mexico to pass background checks for all gun sales — a proven way to help save lives.

We’re teaming up with Everytown for Gun Safety to turn out voters at the City Council on Tuesday to support this effort.

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Can you join us on TUESDAY July 5 at City Hall to show your support before this important vote?

What: Las Cruces City Council – Background Checks Vote

When: 12:30 PM, Tuesday July 5, 2016

Where: Front Steps of Las Cruces City Hall

700 N Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001


Background checks are the most effective way to keep guns away from dangerous people. And New Mexico has an opportunity to lead by example and support this common-sense policy. But they’ll need support from every corner of the state, and we can start right here in Las Cruces.

Now more than ever, it’s important that we show overwhelming support for common-sense gun laws, so that our lawmakers know we have their backs in this fight.

Can you join us on Tuesday? RSVP and help support background checks in New Mexico.

Hope to see you next week!