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As leaders debate action, gun reform advocates will don orange and demonstrate in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Saturday

Iowa City and Cedar Rapids will both have Wear Orange events on Saturday to mark National Gun Violence Awareness Day. The Iowa City event in Wetherby Park (2400 Taylor Dr) begins at 2 p.m., and will include “speakers, kids’ activities, […]

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Letter to the editor: Moms Demand Action designates Christina Bohannan as a Gun Sense Candidate

Congratulations to Democratic State House candidate Christina Bohannan, who has just been awarded the “Gun Sense Candidate” distinction by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The designation is awarded on a nonpartisan basis to candidates for public office […]

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Letter to the editor: Sen. Ernst’s Violence Against Women Act reauthorization proposal doesn’t go far enough

By Liz O’Hara — Nearly 1 million American women alive today have been shot, or shot at, by an intimate partner. In an average month, 52 of them are shot and killed. Between 2013 and 2017, 37 Iowa women were killed by intimate partners; two thirds of these women were killed by dating partners as opposed to spouses. The House of […]

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‘Enough’: Moms Demand Action hold a rally to demand Grassley and Ernst take action on gun violence

The Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America rally on Sunday started with statistics — “Every day, 100 Americans are shot and killed,” Holly Sanger of the Iowa City/Johnson County chapter of Moms Demand Action told the crowd gathered on the Pentacrest at the beginning of the rally — but concluded with one word: “enough.” […]

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Wear Orange: Moms Demand Action will rally for gun safety on Saturday

Four years ago, when the Iowa City chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America tried to persuade people participate in the national Wear Orange weekend to protest gun violence, they had little success, according to Holly Sanger, the group’s leader. The group asked downtown businesses to put “Wear Orange” signs in their windows—only three did. […]

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A year after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, Iowa City students are still marching for gun control

The marchers who braved the cold weather and biting wind early Saturday afternoon for the March for Gun Safety were almost all members of Students Against School Shootings (SASS), the group that organized it. It was a noticeable change from […]

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‘You can make a difference’: March for Our Lives comes to Marion

Even before the Road to Change Tour town hall meeting started at Linn-Mar High School in Marion on Thursday night, members of the audience that packed the school’s gymnasium knew the importance of voting was going to be stressed. To get to the gym, you had to pass by multiple groups trying to help people register to vote. […]

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Iowa City Wear Orange: Remembering those lost to gun violence and resolving to fight for a solution

Despite weather forecasts calling for thunderstorms and the occasional drizzle of rain, an enthusiastic crowd gathered at College Green Park on Saturday morning for the Iowa City Wear Orange Celebration organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. […]

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