February 26, 2018: Tabled at the Loft Cinema for the showing of Guns in America, a photographic exploration on survivors of gun violence by artist Jamie Hunter.
January, February, March 2018: Our legislative chair, Meg Pradelt was invited to give Request to Speak training to many local organizations. Request to Speak is an online program that allows citizens to directly express their opinion on proposed bills as they are heard in committee. Citizen input through RTS becomes part of the record of committee hearings.
March 2, 2018: Participated, along with students, in a press conference at State Capitol related to Gov. Ducey's Safe Schools Plan
March 24, 2018: Tabled at March For Our Lives to promote our candidate report card. We will query candidates about the issues important to our respondents and distribute a report card to voters in advance of the general election.
April 10, 2018: GVPA was invited to speak to Democratic Club about Gov. Ducey's Safe Schools Plan and GVPA candidate report card.
April 20, 2018: GVPA spoke to students at Gregory School on National School Walkout Day. And participated in school walkout organized by students of Rincon-University High School. Students walked from their school to Rep. McSally's office building and spoke eloquently about the need for stronger gun safety laws.
June 2, 2018: National Gun Violence Awareness Day. Advocates gathered to wear orange in memory of Hadiya Pendleton, a young student shot and killed in Chicago just after she had marched with her high school band at President Obama's second inauguration. Orange, the color hunter's wear for safety in the field, was adopted by Haydia's friends when they held the first Gun Violence Awareness Day in ---. The event has become a national day of remembrance and resolve.