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Together Colorado Community and Faith Leaders Holding 'Let Us Live' Gun Violence Prevention Rally

January 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January, 24, 2013

Contact Information:
Stephanie Gustafson, Communications
720.838.6392, Stephanie@togetherco.org

Will Dickerson, Community Organizer
303.330.8311,Will@togetherco.org


Together Colorado Community and Faith Leaders Holding 'Let Us Live' Gun Violence Prevention Rally
First multi-faith gun violence prevention rally

DENVER: On Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Colorado State Capitol, West Steps, 200 East Colfax Ave. Denver 80203, there will be a gun violence prevention rally organized by Denver congregations and schools. Speaking at the rally will be Sgt. Dave Hoover (uncle of Alex Boik, Aurora Theatre Shooting), Pastor Mark Hill, Rep. Rhonda Fields, Rev. Jennie Taylor, and other Together Colorado leaders will be sharing their personal stories of gun violence.

Additionally, during the rally loved ones of victims of gun violence, faith leaders, elected officials, and community activists will speak out about the tragedy of gun violence in Colorado and in our country.

"Congregations across the state, including Campbell Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, are partnering with various high schools and organizations to urge our elected officials that now is the time for gun violence prevention policies," says Rev. Pamela Myrtis Mason, Pastor of Campbell A.M.E. Church and a Together Colorado leader.

"We cannot wait for more gun violence in Park Hill, Sun Valley, or Five Points communities like we experienced last year," says Rev. Dr. Timothy Tyler, Pastor of Shorter Community A.M.E. Church, "nor can we wait for another tragedy like the Aurora Theater massacre. The time is now for gun violence prevention policies."

This is the first organized multi-faith gun violence prevention rally in Colorado and for Together Colorado.

Let Us Live is a movement led by congregations, high school students, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, BrotherJeff.com, Lifelines to Healing of PICO Network, and Together Colorado.

The rally will draw hundreds of people in support of gun violence prevention policies and is the first rally for Let Us Live.

What: Let Us Live: Gun Violence Prevention Rally - Let Us Live is a movement led by congregations, high school students, Together Colorado Mayors Against Illegal Guns, BrotherJeff.com, and Lifelines to Healing of PICO Network.
When: Mon., Jan. 28, 2013
Where: State Capitol, West Steps, 200 East Colfax Ave. Denver 80203
Who: Sgt. Dave Hoover (uncle of Alex Boik, Aurora Theatre Shooting), Pastor Mark Hill, Rep. Rhonda Fields, Rev. Jennie Taylor, and other leaders will be sharing their personal stories of gun violence.

Together Colorado is a non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith community organization that unlocks the power of people to transform their communities through community organizing.

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