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Testify for Gun Safety Bills at RIGA Committee Hearing

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free
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RI Student: Am I NextCalling All Supporters

We were far outnumbered by the Second Amendment folks at the last testimony and visuals matter!

Our local representatives and senators are very busy – these hearings are the perfect opportunity to show them that the large majority of Rhode Islanders want sensible gun control reforms to make our communities safer.

  • Testify in person
  • Submit a letter or other written testimony
  • Just come to show your support for common-sense gun safety reforms

Please add this event to your calendar to do your part to reduce gun violence in Rhode Island.

The House Judiciary Committee will be hearing our life saving gun safety bills on Tuesday, April 24th. We will be meeting in the House Gallery (on the right side of the State House from Rotunda) on the third floor of the State House to prepare for the hearings. PLEASE, even if you do not plan on testifying come support our bills, sign in, and wear orange at the State House on Tuesday. To sign in, you may either sign in to testify or simply sign in in support of bills. You will ask the clerk for these sign in sheets (after we meet in the gallery). Last month, at the Senate hearing there was an overwhelming amount of NRA supporters.

We will meet at 3PM, but the hearing will likely go on for many hours so come for the beginning, come late, come for as long or as little as you can. If you come late you will likely join us in an overflow room (the location of which we will notify you of via Facebook).

If you are interested in testifying or volunteering as a captain you can sign up here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1-m1iG3pION2JIeWVCpHtu3gU1D3fgD_jYYN_AGreG_zQZQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

**Note: testimony will be limited to 2 minutes per person.

Remember, it will be a long night. Bring snacks and water and be prepared for crowds. Also, please wear orange.

There may be lines, so getting to the State House at 3PM or earlier will lessen your chances of getting stuck at the door.

PARKING:
Parking in the mall for the first 2 hours is free. And $2 for up to 5 hours. If you come after 5PM you may park in the lot across the street from the State House in the Department of Transportation Employee Parking Lot. Street parking will be available, especially if you come early in the areas surrounding the Train Station and the State House. Remember, you only have to pay for parking until5PM.

 

Details

Date:
April 24
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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