New Trier Democrats to Host Gun Forum
The organization will host a free public forum entitled 'Guns and Public Safety: Where We Stand After Sandy Hook' at the Wilmette Public Library.
A month after the school shooting in Newtown, CT, the New Trier Democrats will host a panel on gun issues — including school shootings, assault weapons, concealed carry, background checks and gun statistics —on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Wilmette Public Library.
Presenters at the forum include Mark Walsh of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Lee Goodman of the Stop Concealed Carry Coalition and Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins of the Million Moms March.
"Like people all across America, people in the northern suburbs were stunned by the shootings in Connecticut," Goodman said. "They want to see a major shift in our nation's attitude towards violence. We are organizing the forum in Wilmette to help get people the information they need in order to move forward intelligently and effectively."
The New Trier Democratic Organization is made up of grassroots volunteers from throughout the New Trier township — including Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe and parts of Northfield and Glenview.
We are men and women, commuters and local business people, from every socio-economic level and of every age and race and many religions," according to the New Trier Democratic Organization's website. "Our personal diversity makes the New Trier Dems a truly democratic as well as Democratic group."