Middle school shooting in Indiana

The Latest: Adult and Child Hurt in Indiana School Shooting

By The Associated Press
May 25, 2018
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The Latest on a possible shooting at an Indiana middle school (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

An official says an adult and a child were injured in a shooting at an Indiana middle school and were taken to hospitals in Indianapolis.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/05/25/us/ap-us-school-shooting-indiana-the-latest.amp.html

 

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Primary Candidate Scores

CeaseFire Pennsylvania the advocacy arm of CeaseFirePA sent candidate questionnaires to all candidates competing in 5/15 Primary.  These questionnaires were only sent to individuals in competitive primaries and an alternative round of questionnaires will be sent after the primaries for the general.  Here, you can find the questionnaire to see what was asked.  Below, are the names of the candidates, the district in which they are running, and their scores.  If you are a candidate who has a competitve primary and have not recieved a questionnaire please email: ceasefire_pennsylvania@ceasefirepa.org

PA SENATE

Tim Kearney SD26 100%
Tanner Rouse SD26 100%
Stephanie Walsh S38 100%
Lindsey Williams S38 95%

PA HOUSE

Steve Malagarni           HD53     100%
Alex Deering                 HD181   100%
Jeffrey McFall               H167     100%
Aerion Abney                H19       100%
Maggie Borski              HD177   100%
Cathy Spahr                  HD160  100%
Josh Maxwell                HD74    100%
Sara Innamorato         HD21     100%
Jill Linta                        HD166   100%
Josh Fultz                     HD82      20%
Joe Webster                 H150      100%
Paul Costa                    HD34     100%
Jacob Pavlecic             HD30     100%
Danielle Friel Otten   HD155    100%
John McCabe              HD54      100%
Michael Devine          HD20      100%
Jay Breneman            HD2        100%
Anton Andrew           HD160    100%

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Team 26 Rides Again!

Team 26 is a collection of cyclist who ride from Sandy Hook to Washington every year  to raise awareness about gun violence and to tell their stories about a community that will never be the same after a mass tragedy.  Team 26 will be stopping in Philadelphia to refuel and share their stories.  Please come and support these tireless advocates.

WHEN: Sunday May 5th, 2018
3:00-4:00 PM

WHERE: Girard College 2101 S. College Ave. Philadelphia PA 19121

 

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Demand a Vote Rally in Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is holding hearings on Gun Violence policy proposals during the week of April 9th.  While only members of the General Assembly can testify in front of the committee, we will make our voices heard on April 11!

Join us as we rally in the rotunda to show the PA Legislature just how many people have had enough and want common sense gun laws.

WHAT: Demand a Vote rally for better Gun Laws
WHEN: April 11th, 2018 10:00AM
WHERE: The Rotunda of the PA Capitol in Harrisburg

CeaseFirePA will be sponsoring buses to attend the rally.

Reserve a seat for yourself and others from Allentown to Harrisburg here.

Reserve a seat for yourself and others from Philadelphia to Harrisburg here.

Reserve a seat for yourself and others from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg by contacting Rob Conroy at rob.conroy@ceasefirepa.org.

 

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On to the House!

This afternoon the PA Senate passed SB501.  This bill is a vital step in the fight against intimate partner violence and domestic abuse.  Now, this bill will move to the PA House.  Please call your State Representative and urge them to support this bill.

A bit about SB501:

In PA, half of the yearly deaths committed by intimate partners involved a firearm. Moreover, experts cite the first 48 hours following issuance of a Protection from Abuse order as the most lethal. SB 501 not only shortens the amount of time an individual with an active, final Protection from Abuse order has to relinquish their guns, but also–for the first time ever–mandates that every final protection from abuse order must require that abusers relinquish their guns.

Under current law, abusers have two months to turn in their guns and need only give them to any third party outside of their home–that could be a best friend or relative. If passed, SB 501 would shorten that time to two days and require that the firearms are either turned over to the police or to a licensed firearms dealer.

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March For Our Lives Bus Seats & List of Events Across PA

March 24th will be the March for our Lives.  CeaseFirePA is taking buses of people to Washington DC.  There are still spots available.  If you would like to ride to DC and march with CeaseFirePA please follow the link below.  Also, below is an ongoing list of events being held across the Commonwealth to support the March for our Lives.  If the event falls on a day other than the 24th it is noted.  

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ceasefirepa-buses-to-washington-dc-march-for-our-lives-registration-43816518386?ref=estw

Allentown/ Lehigh Valley
Hosted by: Leigh Valley for All
12:30-2:30PM
IBEW Hall 7th and Walnut Allentown

Beaver
12:00-2:00PM
Beavery County Courthouse 810 3rd St. Beaver PA

Bloomsburg
1:00PM
Fountain in Bloomsburg Main & Market St.

Doylestown
Hosted by: Bucks Students Demand Action
12-2:00PM
Borough of Doylestown 57 W. Court St. Doylestown PA

Easton
12:00PM
Center Square Easton N.3rd St. Easton PA

Greensburg
3/23 4:00PM
Westmoreland County Courthouse 2 N. Main St. Greensburg

Harrisburg
12:00PM
Capitol Steps Harrisburg PA 17120

Lancaster
12:00PM
Binn’s Park 100 N. Queen St. Lancaster PA

Lewisburg
2:00PM
Market St in front of the Post Office

Meadville
10:00AM
Diamond Park Meadville PA

Media
11:00AM
Rose Tree Park 1671 N. Providence Rd

Mercer
12:00PM
Mercer County Courthouse

Norristown
10:00AM
Norristown Farm Park Whitehall Road & Sterigere St. Norristown PA

Pittsburgh
11:30AM
City-County Building 436 Grant St.

Pottstown
11:00AM
Riverfront Park-Rotary Pavilion
140 College Drive Pottstown

Reading
12:30PM
City Park interstation of Rose Garden Rd and Constitutio Blvd Reading PA

Scranton
Friday 6:00 PM
St. Lukes Episcopal Church 232 Wyoming Ave. Scranton

State College
12:00 PM
Allen St. Gates College Ave. State College
&
11:00AM
State College Area HS PSU Old Main 1248 Longfellow Lane

Stoudsburg
11:00AM
Courthouse Square 9 W. Main St. Stroudsburg

West Chester
12:00PM
Historic Chester County Courthouse 2 N. High St. West Chester

Williamsport
12:00PM
Market Square 3rd & Market St. Williamsport

York
10:00 AM
Downtown York 28 E. Market St. York PA

 

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