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Purpose

“A Black or Latino youth has a 56% increased likelihood of being injured by gun violence than a motor vehicle accident, this is akin to a public health crisis”

Tuesday April 16th (New York, NY)--On Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, New York State Assemblyman Karim Camara and Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, will announce the start of an unparalleled statewide initiative to reduce gun violence and the introduction of a joint resolution to mark June as Gun Violence Awareness Month.   Simultaneously across the State other Mayors, County Executives and Officials will echo that sentiment with resolutions and proclamations of their own.

The following elected leaders are supporting  Camara and Hassell- Thompson in this initiative  by  announcing  resolutions  and/or  proclamations  in  their  respective  areas: Mayors Byron Brown (Buffalo), Stephanie Miner (Syracuse), Gerald Jennings (Albany), Thomas Richards (Rochester),Michael Spano (Yonkers), Wayne Hall Sr. (Hempstead), Ernest Davis (Mount Vernon), County Executive Steve Bellone (Suffolk), Westchester County   Board   of   Legislators   Chair   Ken   Jenkins,   Oswego   County   Board   of Legislators Minority  Leader  Michael  Kunzwiler,  Town  of  Lenox  Supervisor  Rocky DiVeronica (Madison County), Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (New York County) and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. (Bronx County).

WHO: Assemblyman Karim Camara, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Mayor Gerald Jennings of Albany,  other New York  State Elected Officials and family members of gun violence victims

WHERE: LCA press room, Capitol Building, Albany, NY

TIME: 10:30 A.M.