Dayton mayor to speak about gun violence

Moms Demand Action will host an event on Sunday, Feb. 16, for Greater Clevelanders to engage in the movement to protect people from gun violence. "Power of Moms: Ohio 2020" will feature guest speaker Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, and will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Rocky River Methodist Church Hall located at 19414 Detroit Road.

Two years ago, over 300 Clevelanders gathered at the same location to take action to reduce gun violence following the school shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, at which 17 people were killed.

Last August, Mayor Nan Whaley dealt with the aftermath of the fatal shooting of nine people and wounding of 17 others by a 24-year old gunman in an entertainment district in Dayton.

In Ohio, an average of 1,400 people die by gun every year; firearms are the second leading cause of death among Ohio children and teens. In a state where 90% of residents have indicated support for background checks on all gun sales, 2020 marks a pivotal opportunity for gun safety reform in Ohio.The "Power of Moms" event will align and elevate the voices of mothers and others who know that gun violence is preventable and want to work to end the gun violence epidemic.

If you would like to learn more or volunteer, "Power of Moms: Ohio 2020" will present opportunities to learn about a variety of evidence-based strategies to reduce gun deaths, injury and trauma, including legislative advocacy and school safety measures. To ensure adequate seating, registration is requested, but not required. For more information go to:

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots, non-partisan movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence and keep our families safe.

Susan Lewis

My family has resided in Westlake since 1936. My parents, my children, my siblings and I myself all graduated from Westlake High School. We live in my grandparents home, converted to house from a barn in 1913. It remains the family gathering spot. I work at CWRU and don’t mind the commute because I enjoy my work and my home.

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Volume 12, Issue 3, Posted 9:54 AM, 02.04.2020