Daily Archives: May 14, 2018

Ann Kirkpatrick Stands Out as Gun Safety Candidate in CD2 Race

Kirkpatrick student gun safety

On the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting, Kirkpatrick (at right) joined students across the country in walking out to protest lax gun laws. She was invited by the students of Rincon & University High Schools to be a part of their protest.

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, who once supported the NRA, has emerged as a leading gun safety candidate in Tucson’s CD2 Congressional primary race. Among her supporters:

  • She was just named a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Candidate. The group pressures lawmakers to improve gun laws, raises awareness about gun violence and educates the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership.
  • She is endorsed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. It announced the goal to cut the number of U.S. gun deaths in half by 2025 through background checks that are applied to all gun sales; to “Stop ‘Bad Apple’ Gun Dealers” – the 5 percent of gun dealers that supply 90 percent of all crime guns; and to change social norms around the real dangers of guns.
  • She’s endorsed by the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Founded by shooting survivor and former Congressman Gabby Giffords, the center’s legal experts research, write, and defend the laws, policies, and programs proven to save lives from gun violence.
Gabby Giffords endorses Ann Kirkpatrick

Click here to see the short video of Gabby Giffords’ endorsement. https://youtu.be/TpnqNlQeQ9o

Democrats Matt Heinz and Mary Matiella are also Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense candidates. All seven of the Democratic primary candidates support gun safety measures.

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Pima County Public Library’s Summer Reading Family fiesta

Family Fiesta at the Tanque Verde Swap Meet
Saturday, May 19, 2018 (7:00PM – 9:00PM)
Tanque Verde Swap Meet
4100 S. Palo Verde Rd. Tucson, AZ  85719

“Pima County Public Library invites you to start the summer off right with a fun, exciting Family Fiesta!

¡La Biblioteca Pública del Condado Pima y el Tanque Verde Swap Meet los invita a celebrar el gran inicio del Programa de Lectura de Verano con una fiesta para toda la familia!

  • Meet Curious George and Clifford |Saluden a Jorge el Curioso y a Clifford
  • Enjoy live action stories and a craft activity | Deléitense con divertidos cuentos y una manualidad juvenil
  • Browse the Bookmobile for books to borrow | Exploren el Bookmobile de la biblioteca
  • Take home free seeds from the Seed Library | Llévanse semillas gratis de la Biblioteca de semillas
  • Take home a brand new book to keep | Llévense a casa un libro gratis
  • Start the Summer Reading Program |IEmpiezen el Programa de Lectura de Verano

Thanks to Tanque Verde Swap Meet, PCPL Seed Library, Make Way for Books, andFriends of the Pima County Public Library.”