By Ward Kanowsky Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) held a standing room only town hall meeting dedicated solely to the issue of gun violence at Hayward City Hall on August 7, 2019. During his opening comments at the “Community Forum on Ending Gun Violence & Domestic Terrorism,” Swalwell said he had just met with the heads … Continue reading Rep. Swalwell’s community forum on ending gun violence & domestic terrorism
What a shame Congress can’t do anything to stop this country’s epidemic of mass shootings and deaths by white supremacist gun violence. Except, oh wait, they can. And they have. Or rather, they would. Except Mitch McConnell won’t let them. The House of Representatives passed two gun control bills in February 2019: H.R. 8, the Bipartisan … Continue reading Bring Back the Senate for Gun Control
There aren't words for what happened in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day. The trauma inflicted on the students and their families is so unimaginably vast that it may alter the course of American history. Parkland's students are forging their heartbreak and anger into action. Emma Gonzalez, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, stood in … Continue reading Calling BS On Thoughts and Prayers
A National Rifle Association video calls for violence against protesters and communities of color.