WATCH: GAG Member Ken Kidd leaders GAGers from various chapters in an action at BlackRock Headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. Today, Gays Against Guns pulled off another double header action in it's fight against the Chain of Death. Smith and Wesson Press Conference GAG NY joined a coalition including New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, National Action Network, Judson Church, CBST, MCC NY, NYC PA , and Public Advocate Tish James at a a press conference in front of the Onmi Berk
Based on the source research, there were 17 mass shootings in the US during the second week of August, 2016. That is more than two a day. These shootings resulting in 59 injuries and 14 deaths. Source: https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data Browse the Timeline below for details of each shooting.
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James Militzer's piece "Weekly Roundup: The Death of a Salesman, a Megaphone for Mom, and a Target on BlackRock" summarizes our #dropthegunstocks demand. It also addresses BlackRock's (“BR”) insufficient response that was included in the Fortune Magazine article to our demand: BR argues that it is required to manage gun stocks/ funds. Read: our hands are tied. BR also argues that they are socially responsible as their actively managed portfolios which exclude firearms among
Following a well publicized action of a large email blast of demands to BlackRock's leadership and Board of Directors, Gays Against Guns made it another "Bad Day at BlackRock". Two NYC GAGgers stood outside @BlackRock HQ in midtown today and handed this flyer to 225 exiting employees. Some employees cheered, some said that management had instructed them to ignore us, some gave us BS reasons why BlackRock's "hands were tied" to divest from murder weapons. A few said that our
At its bi-weekly open meeting last night at the LGBTQ Center in New York City, Gays Against Guns enlisted those in attendance to kick of its campaign to get BlackRock, the massive investment management firm headquartered in New York City, to divest in its portfolio of gun stock (#DropTheGunStocks). As reported by Bloomberg in their article “BlackRock Targeted by Gay Activists for Investing in Firearms” by Jeff Green “The Gays Against Guns protest will start with e-mailed dema
The great folks of the New Jersey chapter of Gays Against Guns made a bold and brave statement on Sunday, August 7 by staging a demonstration at the New Jersey State Fair. The demonstrators walked the fairway. Some passed out copies of GAG’s recently published single-page factsheet to fairgoers. Others participated as “Human Beings”: the silent, spectral, white-clad and veiled walkers who attend in place of specific people killed in acts of gun violence in America. In a parti
"GAG is not about being polite," said GAG-NY cofounder John Grauwiler who joined NY state senator Brad Hoylman, NYC public advocate Tish James, and other activists at a panel discussion Thursday night after a screening of MAKING A KILLING, the stomach-turning documentary about how the NRA blocks sensible gun laws for their industry's own limitless profits. #NRApreparetogag If you want a really deep and infuriating picture of how the gun industry is blocking laws that would