The National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan is working on a new initiative to let Michigan legislations know that we appreciate the passage of the gun violence prevention (GVP) legislation that they did pass, but that we continue to monitor progress on this issue since we do not feel that work on this issue is done. Michiganders are encouraged to fill out postcards that will be delivered in person to legislators (not mailed). Download Postcards and Learn More.
End Gun Violence Michigan: Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors from Gun Violence
End Gun Violence Michigan will be holding a Zoom meeting on August 10 at 8:00pm ET to discuss gun violence and domestic violence. Depending on the year, 30%-40% of women killed by a gun in Michigan are killed by an intimate partner. More than 50% of mass shootings are domestic violence, usually men killing their families. 31 other states prevent those convicted of domestic violence from possessing firearms, but not Michigan. It’s time we joined the club.
We will be discussing domestic violence and gun violence in greater detail, reviewing proposed bills to address this issue, sharing our action plan for the fall, and receiving training on how to talk about this issue. There will also be space for survivors of domestic violence themselves to receive training on sharing their stories, which we know is both incredibly difficult and important. We’ll be joined by a special guest, State Representative and Speaker Pro Tempore of the Michigan State House Laurie Pohutsky (Livonia). Rep. Pohutsky is a fierce advocate on many issues, including domestic violence. As a survivor of domestic violence herself, she’ll be sharing what these bills would mean for Michigan. Learn More and RSVP.