FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2013
In New Tv Ad Airing Today Roxanna Green, Mother Of Nine Year-Old Daughter Killed in Tucson Shooting, Demands A Plan To Reduce Gun Violence From Washington
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Launches New TV Ad on Second Anniversary of Tucson Shooting- www.DemandAPlan.org
Two years after the Tucson mass shooting in which six were killed and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords was shot, Mayors Against Illegal Guns today released a new television ad featuring Roxanna Green, mother of Christina-Taylor Green, the nine year-old girl murdered that day. The 30-second spot opens with a scene from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in which 20 children were killed. In the ad, Green demands that elected officials in Washington D.C. take immediate action to reduce gun violence in America. The ad can be viewed at www.demandaplan.org/christina-taylor.
“How many more children must die before Washington does something to end our gun violence problem?” said Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “We need political leaders to hear Roxanna loud and clear: we cannot wait any longer for you to do something about gun violence. Another child should not have to die.”
“Roxanna Green knows all too well the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence – sadly, there are parents and siblings and friends who learn this every day in our country,” said Mayors Against Illegal Guns Co-Chair and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. “It’s time for Washington to act to reduce gun violence – for the 33 Americans that are killed everyday and for all of our children.”
The ad will air on Washington D.C. cable through January 14 and in the following markets where there have been mass shootings: Tucson, AZ; Waco, TX; Roanoke, VA; Denver, CO; Binghamton, NY; Milwaukee, WI. In Tucson the ad will air at or very near 10:10 AM MT – the exact time of the shooting.
The Demand A Plan campaign was launched following the theatre shooting in Aurora to demand that the President and Congress take concrete steps to prevent 12,000 Americans from being murdered with guns every year. Since the Newtown shooting, Mayors Against Illegal Guns has issued policy recommendations to leaders in Washington for ending the country’s gun violence epidemic including fixing the broken background check system by requiring a criminal background check for every gun sale, removing military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines from our streets and making gun trafficking a federal crime.
Full script of the ad follows:
Photo of Sandy Hook
GFX: Roxanna Green
GFX: Christina-Taylor Green
Murdered January 8, 2011
DEMAND A PLAN
FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA & CONGRESS
PAID FOR BY MAYORS AGAINST
ILLEGAL GUNS ACTION FUND
Roxanna Green VO:
Twenty heartbroken families lost a child in
the Sandy Hook school shooting.
I know how much it hurts.
My nine-year-old daughter was murdered
in the Tucson shooting.
I have one question for our political leaders.
When will you find the courage to stand up
to the gun lobby?
Whose child has to die next?
To every mother, we cannot wait.
We have to demand a plan.
Go to demand a plan dot org and ad your
Mayors against illegal guns action fund
is responsible for the content of this advertising.
Contact: Mayor Bloomberg’s Press Office (212) 788-2958
Mayor Menino’s Press Office (617) 635-4461