PULSE SURVIVOR PROFILED AS PEOPLE MAGAZINE URGES AMERICANS TO CALL CONGRESS | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

PULSE SURVIVOR PROFILED AS PEOPLE MAGAZINE URGES AMERICANS TO CALL CONGRESS

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brendan Kelly, bkelly@bradymail.org
Phone: 724-612-3453

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Pulse Shooting Survivor Angel Colon's Crusade

WASHINGTON - A new People magazine profile highlights Pulse shooting survivor Angel Colon's journey from tragedy, through recovery, and on to becoming an advocate and agent for change as co-president of the Brady Campaign's Orlando chapter. Colon was shot multiple times in the nation's deadliest mass shooting.

Brady president Dan Gross said, "Angel's resilience in the face of tragedy and his determination to make the world a safer, brighter place drive this movement forward and we're honored to have him in our Brady family. Most of us will never have to exercise the kind of courage Angel has, but thanks to People's latest project we can all join him in holding politicians accountable. It's been nine months since the Pulse shooting and while several states voted to strengthen gun laws last fall, the only action Congress has taken is to weaken those laws. The collective voice of the American people cannot and will not be drowned out by the gun lobby and the greed of special interests -- and Angel is leading the way as we make our voices heard."

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The mission of the Brady organization and its Million Mom March is to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. For more insight on gun violence prevention, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @BradyBuzz.

About Us: The Brady Campaign and Center, united with the Million Mom March, is a national network of over 90 grassroots chapter affiliates mobilized to prevent gun violence at the community level. The network has played a vital role in expanding Brady background checks in the six states that have passed legislation since the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and produced the largest national protest of gun violence in U.S. history - The Million Mom March, Mother's Day 2000.