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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 18:30

IAF Responds to Tragedy in Pittsburgh

The Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) stands with the Jewish community in this time of tragedy, death, and fear. We condemn the horrific shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend and urge a cessation of the heated political rhetoric that is giving rise to anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and violence around the country.


DNSIB, Gun Safety, Do Not Stand Idly By, Metro IAF

How Mayor Lightfoot Can Use the Power of Chicago's Purse to Create Safer Guns

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Chicago Sun Times

As the Sun-Times asked last week in an editorial praising Walmart’s decision to further limit gun sales, “Who will be next?”

The leaders of United Power for Action and Justice hope it will be Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

We, along with our affiliated religious and civic organizations in the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation in three other counties in Illinois and across the country, urge Lightfoot to join a growing Gun Safety Consortium initiated by Metro IAF and three mayors in her home state of Ohio.

United Power

Gun Safety, DNSIB, Smart Guns

Taking the Initiative: On Guns

Monday, June 18, 2018
Catholic Labor Organization

The goal is responsible gun ownership and responsible gun transactions. The legislative path is clogged with libertarian ideologues. Consequently, students, community leaders, executives and investors have taken other crisscrossing paths from within and through the business world.  The first of these can be called consumer action....

Metro IAF

Local Control, Gun Safety, DNSIB, Solidarity, safety

Standing Up to Fear, EPISO/Border Interfaith Organizes a Response Rooted in Hope

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
America Magazine

The Rev.

EPISO

Do Not Stand Idly By, Gun Safety, TMO, Chief Acevedo

Cops, Priests Urge Smith & Wesson to Make Guns Safer

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Bloomberg Business

“Law enforcement has some of the tools—but not all of them,” Acevedo said in a statement. “Our message to Mr. Debney and the other CEOs is, you have a leadership role to play too. We can’t do it without you.”

Metro IAF

Do Not Stand Idly By, DNSIB, Metro IAF, Gun Safety, Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times Endorses 'Do Not Stand Idly By' Agenda

Monday, May 28, 2018
Chicago Sun Times

If a gun shop does a lousy job of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, police officers shouldn’t buy their guns from those shops.

If a gun-maker allows its guns to be sold at those lousy shops, the police shouldn’t buy those makes of guns.

And if a gun manufacturer does a lousy job of making guns that are childproof and useless to thieves, the cops should pass on buying those guns, too

Metro IAF

Do Not Stand Idly By, DNSIB, Gun Safety, Mosbacher, Sister Byron

Byron & Mosbacher: How We Got the Gun Industry to Reckon its Deadly Toll

Friday, May 11, 2018
NY Daily News

Earlier this week in the Arizona desert, the shareholders of a major American gun company took a modest step toward responsibly addressing the unacceptable levels of gun-related deaths and crime in our nation. Shareholders of Sturm, Ruger & Co. passed a resolution requiring the company to issue a report on its actions to mitigate harm associated with its products.

Metro IAF

Do Not Stand Idly By, DNSIB, Gun Safety, Shareholder Activism

Sturm Ruger Will Track Gun Violence, After Shareholders Back Resolution

Thursday, May 10, 2018
National Public Radio

....When a call for remarks went out, a shareholder, the Rev. J. Michael Solberg — a pastor in Hinsdale, Ill., who is also a leader in the community and faith collective Metro IAF's Do Not Stand Idly By campaign — spoke up.

Solberg took exception to Ruger's initial response to the proposal, quoting the board's assertion that gun violence is "not so much a public health crisis but rather a law enforcement issue."

Metro IAF

Gun Safety, Do Nost Stand Idly By, Art Acevedo, DNSIB, Ernesto Cortes

TMO Leverages Commitment of First City in Texas for Gun Safety Strategy

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Houston Public Media & CW39 Houston

At a gathering of 100 clergy and leaders from diverse faith communities at Congregation Beth Israel, TMO succeeded in leveraging the support of Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo, making Houston the first city in Texas to support the 'Do Not Stand Idly By' campaign for gun safety. 

The ceremonial signing was preceded by remarks by Rabbi Joel Mosbacher (Metro IAF), Mr. Ernesto Cortes Jr. (West / Southwest IAF), and Houston Chief of Police Art Acevedo about the pressing need for an effective strategy.

TMO

Do Not Stand Idly By, DNSIB, Episcopal Convention, Mosbacher-Bennett

Episcopal Convention endorses DNSIB principles, advocates gun company investments

Monday, July 16, 2018
MassLive.com

resolution by Western Massachusetts Episcopal Bishop Douglas Fisher on investing in gun manufacturers and retailers as a form of shareholder advocacy was approved July 12 by the House of Bishops during the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Convention in Austin, Texas.

Metro IAF

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