Organizers of a new anti-gun violence initiative say they hope educating people about the causes and effects of gun violence will help make the community safer.
Councilmember Willie Lightfoot announced the #ThinkAboutItCampaign Tuesday at City Hall. He says he hasn't seen conversations about curbing violence happening consistently in the community. He joins local anti-gun violence advocates to discuss the campaign and the changes they hope it will generate.
- Willie Lightfoot, member of Rochester City Council and chair of the Public Safety Youth and Recreation Committee
- Sabrina LaMar, assistant director for Rise Up Rochester, who lost her brother to gun violence
- Sirena Cotton, founder of Roc the Peace, who lost her son to gun violence
- Cha Ron Sattler-LeBlanc, local chapter leader for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, who lost a family member to gun violence