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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Announces Guest for State of the Union

January 11, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that his guest for the 2016 State of the Union address is Amanda Wilcox, Legislation and Policy Chair for the California Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.  

“Amanda is a national leader on gun violence prevention. As a state legislator, I partnered with Amanda to introduce common sense gun safety initiatives including the expansion of notification for lost and stolen firearms and smart gun technology. I look forward to continuing to work with Amanda at the federal level to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer, and I am thrilled she is joining me to hear the President further discuss his executive actions,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.

Amanda’s 19-year old daughter, Laura, was shot to death while working at a mental health clinic in 2001. This tragedy was the impetus for California’s Laura’s Law, which allows for the court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for individuals with serious a mental illness who meet specific qualifications.

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