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ICYMI: AFT PA, PFT Local 400 Join Gun Safety Advocates for Vigil

On Tuesday, along with the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and March for Our Lives, we held a vigil in front of Senator Pat Toomey's office to demand commonsense action on gun safety policies.

Below is a round up of the coverage we received. Special thanks to AFT PA Executive Vice President Nina Esposito-Visgitis, March for Our Lives Co-Founder David Hogg, Allegheny/Fayette Labor Council Chaplain Reverend Torrey Johnson, and PFT400 VP for Middle Schools, Robert Mitchell for assembling our group and speaking so powerfully.

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Video is in two parts:
Part 1
Part 2

Survivor of Parkland, Fla., school shooting joins Pittsburgh leaders in calling for gun reform

“Our nation has had to painfully endure 27 school shootings this year alone, and it’s only May,” said Nina Esposito-Visgitis, executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers, the union that represents Pittsburgh Public teachers. “Our beautiful and innocent children are dying."

Full story by Julia Felton here...

To stay up on the stories we're following and what we're reading, be sure to "like" AFTPa on Facebook and follow @AFTPA on Twitter. We'll be spending more time there in the coming days and weeks.

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