COUNCILMEMBER DOMB CALLS ON GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE TO RECOGNIZE PITTSBURGH’S EFFORTS TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE

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PHILADELPHIA – City Councilmember Allan Domb (At Large) recently introduced a resolution calling on the State Legislature and Governor to recognize the efforts of Pittsburgh City Councilmembers to protect citizens from acts of gun violence following the massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

“As a Philadelphia City Council, we must stand up and support the work of our colleagues in Pittsburgh as they work to protect citizens from gun violence,” said Councilmember Domb. “Acts of hate and violence should never be tolerated and as leaders we must implement common sense measures to safeguard people.”

The Councilmember’s resolution received support from all Democratic members of City Council with a large majority co-sponsoring the resolution.

The resolution recognized several City of Pittsburgh Councilmembers for their actions to reduce gun violence, including Council President Bruce Kraus, Anthony Coghill, Corey O’Connor, R. Daniel Lavelle, Deb Gross, Erika Strassburger and Ricky Burgess. Their efforts stemmed from the mass shooting in the Jewish community that occurred Oct. 27, 2018 at the L’Smincha Congregation where 11 people were killed and several others injured.

“We want to thank Councilman Domb for his leadership, and further thank him and his colleagues on Philadelphia City Council for their support as we stand up to confront this senseless violence,” said Pittsburgh City Councilmembers Corey O’Connor and Erika Strassburger. “We can — and will — win this fight together.”

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