Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America along with State, County, and local Hudson Valley lawmakers gathered in White Plains to sign a panel from the original 1969 Woodstock stage. The signing is in support of federal common-sense gun reforms, including background checks on all gun sales and red flag laws.
Senator David Carlucci said: “We sent the message to Washington that Hudson Valley lawmakers at every level of government will not tolerate the carnage of another mass shooting or gun violence in our country. By signing the Woodstock stage panel, we stood in unity and in support of a country focused on its best days ahead, without deadly gun violence. I thank advocates, Moms Demand Action and Peace of Stage for their tremendous activism for safer communities.”
Steve Gold, Co-founder of Peace of Stage said: “Woodstock was all about music, peace and a huge instant community of people caring for each other. The original stage panel symbolizes that unity and social activism.”
Volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America from Westchester and Rockland Counties showed their support by signing the panel, which will be delivered by Gold to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, D.C.
Naomi Marrow, Westchester Local Group Legislative Lead, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said: "We are in a rolling national nightmare of escalating gun violence and Moms Demand Action is pressing the Senate to immediately pass background checks on all gun purchases and a comprehensive Red Flag law. We should not live in fear of gun violence and must raise our voices to enact sensible laws to protect Americans now."
More than 20 Hudson Valley lawmakers attended the signing, including New York State Senate Majority Leader, Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Westchester County Executive, George Latimer.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Woodstock inspired thousands to try and create change, and I am happy to stand together with my colleagues in government in support of common-sense gun legislation. Far too many lives have been lost due to senseless gun violence, and it is time we all band together to demand action.”
Other lawmakers who signed the panel, included: Senator Shelley Mayer, Senator Pete Harckham, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, Assemblyman Nader Sayegh, Assemblyman David Buchwald, Assemblyman Steve Otis, Assemblyman J. Gary Pretlow, Westchester County Legislators Benjamin Boykin, Nancy Barr, Catherine Borgia, and MaryJane Shimsky, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, Yonkers City Council Member Michael Sabatino, Pound Ridge Town Supervisor Kevin Hansan, Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson, Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Thomas Murphy, and Village of Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell.