MAKE A DIFFERENCE

I have 5 minutes to help:

1. Sign the petition
2. Like the Act4LyonPark Facebook page
3. Invite friends to like the Act4LyonPark Facebook page (left side of page)
4. Follow us on Twitter
5. Donate
6. Join Act4LyonPark by emailing us: act4lyonPark@gmail.com

I have 30 minutes to help:

1. Tell the landlord what you think: Ekaterina V. Varley (“Katja”), 703-522-5682, kvrealty@kv-realty.com
2. Tell the Arlington County Board what you think: countyboard@arlingtonva.us    
3. 
Write a letter to the editor, contact local newspapers
4. Talk to a neighbor. Take materials with you. Print (or email) the Fact Sheet, the Flier, the VA delegates letter. Or if you want to read the threats made by the NOVA Armory against our residents, check out this NOVA Armory (3/4/16) Press Release.

I want to volunteer:

1. Write an email to “Act4LyonPark@gmail.com” with “Volunteer” in subject line.
2. Visit local retailers and ask them to post a "No Guns Allowed" sign in their store.
 Two poster options:


Act4LyonPark Flier

Act4LyonPark Flier

VA Delegates Letter, 3/2/16 

VA Delegates Letter, 3/2/16 



EVENTS

MOVIE NIGHT 4/10: MAKING A KILLING

 

Our neighborhood now sells military-grade assault weapons and does so in unlimited quantities.  As we confront the reality of a firearms dealership opening around the corner, we want to understand where our local conflict fits into the state and national dialogue about guns and gun distribution.

50+ neighbors met Sunday, 4/10 for a free screening of the documentary: Making A Killing and a panel discussion featuring legislative, community activist and ATF perspectives. The film, from the makers of Out Foxed, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price, and Iraq for Sale, explores how guns, and the billions of dollars made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country affected by gun violence, and investigates the role gun companies and the NRA play in thwarting gun control legislation. Discussion Summary

Thank you to our panelists:

  • Patrick A. Hope, Virginia State Delegate representing the 47th District. Del. Hope was re-elected for his fourth term in 2015. He serves on the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee, Courts of Justice, and Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. Additionally, the Governor also appointed Delegate Hope to serve on the Task Force of School and Campus Safety. 
  • Lori Haas, Virginia State Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence was founded in 1974 and seeks to secure freedom from gun violence through research, strategic engagement and effective policy advocacy. After her daughter Emily was shot twice and survived the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, Lori became personally involved in gun violence prevention efforts. She has worked with the Coalition since 2010, and has lobbied on Capitol Hill in Washington and before the Virginia General Assembly for responsible gun laws numerous times. 
  • Julie Ring Keller, Education and Outreach Coordinator, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Northern Virginia Chapter. The mission of the Brady organization is to create a safer America for all of us that will lead to a dramatic reduction in gun deaths and injuries. Julie is actively involved in the organization through advocacy, education, candidate support and lobbying.
  • Adam Price has 32 years in law enforcement; 28 of those years with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  His last assignment before retiring in 2014 was as Liaison to the White House National Security Staff where he worked on transnational weapons trafficking policy and strategy.  He currently serves as a consultant to the United Nations on small arms and light weapons counter-proliferation strategy, stability policing, and restoring the rule of law in developing nations.