Congressman Al Green Participates in "Sit-In" on the House Floor to Call for a Vote to Address Gun Violence


By: Al Green
By: Al Green
Date: June 22, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Congressman Al Green joined his colleagues, led by Civil Rights Movement icon Congressman John Lewis, in a "sit-in" on the House floor and a press conference to call for a vote on gun safety legislation in the House of Representatives.

"Today, I proudly and humbly joined with Congressman John Lewis and House Democratic Leadership to call for our chamber to have an up-or-down vote on common-sense gun safety legislation," Congressman Al Green said. "The conscience of our nation cries out for proactive measures to address the tragedy of mass shootings plaguing our great nation. Now is the time for more than prayers and condolences, we must speak through legislation that may not save all lives but can save some lives. We must not allow history to record that when all was said and done, more was said than done.

"We will not stop fighting until House Republican Leadership schedules a vote on common-sense gun safety legislation."