Bloomberg campaign to visit Virginia to highlight gun violence prevention
Two surrogates for Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg will travel to Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Arlington on Sunday as part of a multi-state bus tour highlighting the urgent need to prevent gun violence in America.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and senior Bloomberg advisor Debbie Weir will be joined by Calandrian Simpson Kemp, a mother from Texas whose son, George Kemp Jr., was shot and killed.
Calandrian Kemp is featured in the ad that aired during the Super Bowl, is a active member of Moms Demand Action, the grassroots movement fighting for public safety measures to protect Americans from gun violence.
Joining the Kemp family will be two Virginians who were highlighted in Bloomberg’s recent digital ads. Colin Goddard was shot and injured in the mass shooting at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, in which 32 classmates and faculty were killed. Brenda Moss’ 34 year-old son, Shawn, was killed on Aug. 26, 2014 in Lynchburg. He was shot 17 times in a senseless act of gun violence.
Brenda Moss has become an outspoken advocate for gun violence prevention and an active member of Moms Demand Action.