CHICAGO - Friday, Barack Obama's old campaign network - now called Organizing for America (OFA) - is calling on Obama supporters to meet up in Chicago at 230 N. Dearborn at 3:00 PM to rally in favor of the gun control initiatives the President rolled out at his State of the Union address.
OFA is calling on network supporters to join their March 22nd Day of Action to focus on one simple goal: "make sure Congress votes on legislation to require background checks on all gun sales" -- something that 92 percent of Americans support, but that Congress has yet to act on.
While Illinois lawmakers are focused on conceal and carry legislation moving forward, OFA is focused on promoting federal gun control efforts.
"Most gun owners use their guns responsibly and safely," the OFA announcement says, but there is "still a large number of loopholes in our current background check system. Studies show that nearly 40 percent of all gun sales are made by private sellers who are exempt from the requirement."
The President's plan for background checks is a crucial step in reducing gun violence and better protecting our children and our communities -- and I hope you'll add your voice this Friday in demanding action from Congress.