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Friend Peter Murchison was featured on FCNL Quaker Welcome Center online on Thursday, June 20, 2019. Peter is a member of Wilton Quaker Meeting, co-clerk of Ministry and Oversite and an outspoken advocate for gun violence prevention. He engages in this important work in honor of his nephew, Daniel Barden - one of the children who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting. 

If you missed it, follow this link to view the discussion. You will learn what are the major initiatives and problems in front of Congress. 

Learn about what is happening in Congress and what we need to do to move this issue forward. Our conversation included opportunities for advancing federal legislation, including universal background checks and funding for scientific research on gun violence.

While Congress remains divided, opportunities exist to push for change in Washington and in local communities across the country.

Peter also had a chance to meet with Senator Blumenthal and Congressman Himes as well as with Sen. Murphy's policy lead on Gun Violence Prevention.