The Law Center Marks Twenty Years – JUNE 28, 2013

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The Law Center Marks Twenty Years of Saving Lives

Twenty years ago, a deranged former client entered the Pettit & Martin law offices in San Francisco and went on a shooting rampage. In the end, he had killed eight — in addition to himself — and grievously wounded six more.

In the wake, the San Francisco legal community and others affected by this horrific event came together to prevent the next tragedy – founding the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Every year, we gather to mark the anniversary of our organization’s founding with a special event to remember the lives that were taken on July 1, 1993, as well as the unacceptable toll of lives taken by gunfire every day, and look to the future as we develop real and lasting solutions.

We are so honored to have the support of our amazing donors, attendees, and speakers — and we send a special thanks to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Congressman Mike Thompson, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, and Pastor Michael McBride who joined us to mark this anniversary with us. Finally, thank you to President Bill Clinton for sending a congratulatory message to us for our work and the work of our fantastic speakers to keep our communities safe.

Thank you to everyone who celebrated this momentous occasion with us.

If you would like to contribute to the Dinner or our work, visit our Donate page.

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Representative Mike Thompson’s Gun Violence Prevention Public Forums – JANUARY 9 & 10, 2013

Representative Mike Thompson is holding two gun violence prevention public forums in the Bay Area. Sign up below to commit to attend the events.

Mike Thompson is the chair of the House of Representatives’ Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. His forums will bring together law enforcement members, elected officials, mental health experts, and school officials to have a comprehensive discussion on how we can reduce and prevent gun violence.

Your voice is needed at these forums so that Representative Thompson can share your opinions with Congress as he recommends smart solutions to the gun violence our communities face every day.

VALLEJO: Wednesday January 9th, 2013
7:00 – 8:30PM
Vallejo City Hall
555 Santa Clara Street

SANTA ROSA: Thursday, January 10th, 2013
6:30 – 8:00PM
Board of Supervisors Meeting Room
575 Administrative Drive

Please commit to attend right now using the form below and share the event with your friends.

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