U.S. Reps to lead gun violence town hall Feb. 9

MARTINEZ, Calif. – U.S. Representatives Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif. 11) and Mike Thompson (D-Calif. 5) will lead a gun violence dialogue town hall Feb. 9 at Alhambra High School.

Both DeSaulnier and Thompson have districts that include portions of Martinez.

The announcement released by DeSaulnier said acts of gun violence have continued to impact communities across the country, and accused Congressional Republicans of inaction on the topic.

“Now in the majority, Democrats are committed to making our families, schools and communities safer,” the announcement said.

DeSaulnier and Thompson will describe what they called “common sense solutions” to fight incidents of gun violence. Among them is the bipartisan Background Checks Act (House of Representatives Bill 8), which would improve and expand the use of background checks.

Those attending the town hall will be given an opportunity to ask questions and provide their comments.

The Town Hall will start at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Alhambra High School Performing Arts Building, 150 E St. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

Those planning to attend are being asked to call 925-993-2660 or visit the web page https://desaulnier.house.gov/town-hall-rsvp.

Those needing translation services or disabilities accommodations may call DeSaulnier’s offices at Richmond at 510-620-1000 or in Walnut Creek at 925-933-2660.

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