The candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to the U.S. House 2nd District is joining with student leaders in Omaha to demand real action on gun laws and reform. Candidate Kara Eastman and local high school students will be at Congressman Don Bacon’s Omaha office to deliver a petition with thousands of signatures calling on lawmakers and candidates to enact common sense reforms. That includes a ban on the sale of assault weapons, high capacity magazines and to require background checks on all gun purchases. That will take place at 4:15 p.m.
The petition also requires all lawmakers and candidates to refuse NRA money. Eastman says, “Congressman Bacon has been endorsed by the NRA. He has a high rating from the NRA and is against banning the sale of these weapons. It is one of these things we keep having a back and forth, take away people’s guns or let people have their guns. This is not about taking away anything. This is about protecting our citizens.”
Eastman says she is proud to support these students around the country and locally who are being so much braver than our policy makers.
Eastman is participating in the week of action with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and other progressive candidates who are going on offense to deliver similar messages across the country.
The week-long event will wrap up Saturday in the March for Our Lives in Washington D.C. that will be led by student activists and survivors of the mass shooting at the high school in Florida. The March for Our Lives Omaha event will also be held Saturday at the Lewis and Clark Landing, 345 Riverfront Drive in Omaha from noon until 3 p.m.