Following the shootings in Gilroy, California and El Paso, Texas, the Forward Latino Board of Directors directed leadership to develop and implement and plan to reduce gun violence. Latinos are twice as likely to die from gun violence and four times more likely to be wounded by a firearm.
As such, Forward Latino created the 80% Coalition which includes advocacy, business, faith-based institutions and more. With partners including the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence and Moms Demand Action, our combined efforts resulted in this incremental improvement in gun violence prevention legislation.
The Safer Communities Act of 2022 with its incremental changes represents the first major step to reduce gun violence in over 30 years.
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