How You Can Take A Stand Against Gun Violence

June 01, 2022

Dear Friends,

I am heartbroken by and angry about the recent mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde that took the lives of innocent people in seconds. How can it be that families will face a lifetime of unbearable loss and pain because guns are so available and so lethal? Enough is enough. 

I have spent the past few days speaking with worried mothers, who in some cases had never contacted an elected official before, and reflecting on where we go from here. As a mother and grandmother of school aged children, I share their grave concern. 

In response, I have organized a Zoom webinar for Sunday, June 5 at 7 p.m. to discuss how individuals can help change laws and stop the epidemic of gun violence. More information on that event as well as NYS Moms Demand Action’s Virtual New Member Meeting and the next “March For Our Lives” is available below.

Additionally, the New York State Senate intends to vote on a package of gun violence prevention bills before the end of the New York State legislative session on Thursday, June 2. I will be sure to update you on this action in an upcoming newsletter. 

As always, if there is anything my office can assist you with, please email me at or call (914) 934-5250. 

Warm regards, 

Shelley Mayer

State Senator, 37th District

Read the full community update here.