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Education Secretary Duncan Joins College Presidents, Mayors, Students to Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence


Contact:  
Erika Soto Lamb, 646-580-5281, esotolamb@rabengroup.com
Alex Katz, 617-721-3779, akatz1@cityhall.nyc.gov
Sara Gast, 202-401-1989 , sara.gast@ed.gov


Event Date 1: February 04, 2013 01:15 pm - 03:15 pm

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will join college presidents from across the country today at a press conference to call for an end to gun violence. They will also be joined by leaders from the United States Student Association (USSA), International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and Mayors Against Illegal Guns to endorse common-sense gun reforms.

Since the Newtown shooting, 350 college presidents who have come together through College Presidents for Gun Safety, as well as the Executive Committee of the Association of American Universities (AAU) on behalf of its 60 university members, have signed a letter calling for political leaders to take concrete steps to prevent gun violence.


Event 1
Who : Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Dr. Lawrence Schall, President of Oglethorpe University
Dr. Hunter Rawlings, President of the Association of American Universities (AAU)
Tiffany Loftin, President of the United States Student Association (USSA)
Michael Webster, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence
Mark Glaze, Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns
30 college and university presidents
What : Press conference to call for action to prevent gun violence
When : Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
1:15 PM EST
Media set-up by 1:00 PM
Where : Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Columbia B Ballroom - Ballroom Level
RSVP: Alex Katz, akatz1@cityhall.nyc.gov
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