*NY STATE LEGISLATORS TO INTRODUCE ANNUAL GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH RESOLUTION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH IN ALBANY- IN NYC, TRANSIT WORKERS WILL WEAR GUN VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH PINS IN SOLIDARITY WITH ADVOCATES PUSHING FOR A SAFER NEW YORK & BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL TO BE LIT ORANGE FOR PEACE LED BY BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC L. ADAMS & ANTI-VIOLENCE ADVOCATES WHO WILL CONDUCT A NAME READING CEREMONY OF NEW YORK VICTIMS LOST TO GUN VIOLENCE
JUNE 10, 2015
Chairman Jeffrion L. Aubry and Members of the NYS Black, Puerto Rican,
Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus, State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson,
Assemblyman Brian P. Kavanagh, Co-Chair New York Legislators for Gun
Violence Prevention, Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Co-Chair New
York Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, TWU Local 100 Political
Director Marvin Holland, advocates, community leaders and union members.
Million Dollar Staircase, Senate Side
New York State Capitol Building
State St. and Washington Ave.
Albany, NY 12224
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Tamika D. Mallory, NYC Co-Chair of GVAM and Anti-
Gun Violence Advocate, Life Camp Director Erica Ford, NYC Co-Chair of GVAM and Anti-Gun
Violence Advocate, National Action Network Northeast Regional Chapter President Kirsten Foy,
G.M.A.C.C. Executive Director Shanduke McPhatter, other local elected officials, community
organizations and New Yorkers.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Elected officials, advocates, community leaders, and concerned New Yorkers will gather to
commemorate Gun Violence Awareness Month with a name reading ceremony that will conclude with a
moment of silence as the Brooklyn Borough Hall is lit orange.
New York State is the only state in the nation to dedicate an entire month to the issue of gun violence prevention and awareness. In 2013 the first resolution unanimously passed the New York State Legislature naming June Gun Violence Awareness Month as part of a five year push to reduce gun violence across New York. The resolution was sponsored in the Assembly by former State Assemblyman Karim Camara and in the Senate by State Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson. Similar resolutions and proclamations were issued in every major city in New York State, including New York City. Highlights from last year’s GVAM included, a public service announcement done by New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray and New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams, Co-Chair of the New York City Council Gun Violence Task Force.