WHITE PLAINS – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D, NY17) and Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul led a roundtable discussion on Wednesday as part of the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence.
They met with advocates for gun violence prevention and women’s justice as part of the National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence.
Lowey and Hochul said despite New York’s “responsible gun laws, we need stronger protections at the federal level to keep guns out of the wrong hands,” the women said in a joint statement. Lowey said that is why Lowey joined fellow House Democrats in a sit-in on the House floor last week to protest “the failure” of the House Republican Majority to bring gun safety legislation to a vote.
Seventh grader Dalia Roshal of Hartsdale, who joined the two officials at Wednesday’s roundtable, had written to Lowey to thank her for standing up for gun safety legislation during the sit-in.
“I think responsible gun control laws are necessary to the safety of U.S. citizens, and that all and any steps towards pushing through those bills and laws should be taken,” Roshal wrote.
Seated (L-R): Roshal, Lowey, Hochul