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End Gun Violence Michigan

Let’s Help Make A Difference

Attend Lobby Day:

We’ll be demanding VOTES on legislation that will save lives, including safe storage, universal background checks, mental health support for schools, and critical reforms.
From big cities like Detroit to small towns like Oxford, gun violence is impacting all of our communities. Yet, for too long, the legislature has refused to take action to protect our children and communities.
The legislature is now at least discussing gun measures through a task force. We’re hosting a lobby day on April 13 to make sure that the politicians know where we stand. It’s time for them to hear from us about the urgent need for safe storage, universal background checks, and banning guns at government buildings.
This is an important step. We want to make sure that we exhaust every last conversation with the legislature before we decide to launch a ballot initiative.
Sign up, and you’ll receive training on how to talk about the issues and share your story with your representative. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone either– we’ll match you with a team of leaders to handle the meeting together. We’ll handle logistics and make sure that everyone has a great experience.
Training will be held virtually the evening of April 7.
The BEST way to participate is to be in Lansing. But we know that not everyone is ready to be in person or able to travel. So you can attend meetings via Zoom as well.
Meetings will typically take place for 30-45 minutes between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM.
End Gun Violence Press Release 02-14-22

Remarks for the Inaugural Press Conference for End Gun Violence Michigan

February 14, 2022

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry

11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan

We are here on the 14th day of February, Valentine’s Day, not by accident, for this is the fourth anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, FL.  Four years ago, 17 people were killed and 17 more were wounded.   And what has changed since then?

More dead students, more administrators, faculty and staff who have died.  More dead young people in our schools and in our cities.  Now here in Oxford, MI. 

As a person of faith and as people of good will, we can no longer stand by and watch our legislators do nothing.  At our state house, sensible gun legislation bills have been introduced. 

We are here to say, “Senate Majority Leader Shirkey, Speaker of the House Wentworth, give the bills that have been introduced a hearing.” 

And then after a thoughtful hearing call for votes.  And let our legislators publicly vote their conscience.   If you don’t have hearings and allow votes, and you continue not to act, while our young people continue to be at risk, we may have to go around you and propose a ballot initiative which contains some or all the unacted upon proposed bills.

Friends, we can make common sense changes that respect the rights of gun responsible gun owners and keeps our children safe, alive.  We can end gun violence in Michigan. 

Please join me in this work.  For more information please go to: www.endgunviolencemichigan.org.

End Gun Violence Press Conference 02/14/2022

Bishop Perry Responds to Oxford High School Shooting