On Thursday, 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' released a new PSA featuring 30 Mayors demanding that Congress take immediate action to prevent gun violence.
Pennsylvania mayors featured in the ad are Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Chester Mayor John Linder, Easton Mayor Sal Panto, and Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray.
The PSA marks a transition in the coalition’s campaign from demanding a plan to demanding that Congress take action to pass legislation to require background checks for all sales, limit military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and make gun trafficking a federal crime. The bipartisan coalition now includes more than 900 mayors from 45 states and more than 1.4 million grassroots supporters.
The coalition’s call for action follows new polls released this week showing that likely voters in a wide range of states and congressional districts overwhelmingly support background checks for all gun sales. The average support for background checks for all gun sales among 41 congressional district polls was 89 percent; the average among 21 statewide polls was 86 percent. The findings of these surveys can be found at www.demandaction.org/polls.