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CoCeasefire News: Wear Orange June 7-9

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Wear Orange June 7-9

Join Colorado Ceasefire in honoring survivors and building community with those working to end gun violence by wearing orange this June 7-9. We honor the communities shattered by gun violence alongside the more than 120 people who are shot and killed, and hundreds more who are wounded and traumatized, every day in our country.

We deserve more than to live in a country where firearms are the leading cause of death for children and teens in the United States. But as incidents of gun violence have grown, so has the movement to stop it. Together we can build a future free from gun violence.In Denver, the McNichols Building will be lit up orange June 7-9, and the City and County building will be lit orange on June 9. Show your support by wearing orange June 7-9, and learn more about the movement here.

McBath Introduces GOSAFE Act

On Monday, June 3, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) introduced the Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion (GOSAFE) Act, which would prohibit the sale, transfer and receipt of gas-operated semi-automatic firearms and large-capacity magazines — which includes all semi-automatic rifles today, including AR-15- and AK-47- style weapons.

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduces similar legislation in the US Senate last November.“The American people deserve to live free from the horror of gun violence,” McBath posted on X (formerly Twitter) after the introduction. “The #GOSAFEact honors our constitutional rights while keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.”

Brady United Launches ‘This is Our Lane’ Council

Brady United, a national gun violence prevention group, announced the launch of its first national advisory council, aimed at addressing gun violence through a public health lens. 

This Is Our Lane is chaired by gun violence survivor and trauma surgeon Dr. Joseph Sakran, the Brady Center’s chief medical officer and former board chair. Sakran is also the executive vice-chair of surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, making him the only medical professional in the country leading a gun violence prevention board. The Council will be composed of healthcare professionals from various intersecting professions across the country.

After Historic Session, COCeasefire Needs Your Support!

Last year around this time, we were celebrating the passage of a historic five bills fighting unnecessary gun violence in our state.

This year, we’re celebrating the passage of eight!This record-setting legislative action couldn’t have happened without your support. Once again, we are asking that you consider a donation to keep our efforts rolling into the next legislative session. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Register to Vote (and tell your friends)!

It’s not too soon to make sure you are properly registered and ready to vote this November. If you are receiving this newsletter, you probably already know what a critical time this is for gun violence prevention legislation at the federal, state and local levels. Your vote for candidates who support common-sense gun laws—and spreading the word among people you know—is more important now than ever. Register to vote here