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Rick Kriseman, St. Pete Council members join call to stop gun violence

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St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and council members Lisa Wheeler-Bowman and Amy Foster will join the 2016 Vocal Majority Bus Tour Thursday as it stops in the city to call on voters this November to help stop gun violence.

The event will be the fourth stop of the 2016 Vocal Majority Tour — a six-week, 14-state national bus tour that stretches until Election Day. The Vocal Majority Tour is traveling to communities in battleground states and districts for grassroots events with local leaders, elected officials, and candidates to help ignite supporters and elevate gun violence prevention in elections this fall. It is led by the Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Navy combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Capt. Mark Kelly.

Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC (ARS PAC) works to elect candidates at every level of public office who show the political courage to stand up to the gun lobby, are passionate about reducing gun violence in our communities, and who commit to taking action once elected. Since 2013, ARS PAC has supported Champions for Common Sense in key federal, gubernatorial, and state races — and supported the passage of ballot initiatives — in states around the country.

Kriseman, Wheeler-Bowman, and Foster will join the tour at 10:40 a.m. Thursday on the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth St. N. The event will begin at 11 a.m.


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