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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Tuesday, May 5, 2015

CAGV will hold its 20th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3–5:30 pm at the Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street.

On this special day CAGV will honor outstanding individuals who have led the way in gun violence prevention
since CAGV’s inception in 1995: former SB City Mayor Marty Blum, Congresswoman Lois Capps, SB County Supervisor
Salud Carbjal, SB County School Superintendent Bill Cirone, SB County District Attorney Joyce Dudley, SB County
Supervisor Doreen Farr, SB City Councilmember Gregg Hart, CA State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, founder and
Chair Emeritus Los Angeles Women Against Gun Violence Ann Reiss Lane, former SB City Mayor Sheila Lodge, SB City
Councilmember Cathy Murillo, CAGV founder and Chair Ilene Pritikin (posthumously), former SB County Supervisor
Susan Rose, CAGV founder and Treasurer Selma Rubin (posthumously), SB Police Chief Cam Sanchez, SB City Mayor
Helene Schneider, CAGV founder and Chair Toni Wellen, SB City Councilmember Harwood “Bendy” White, CA State
Assemblymember Das Williams, SB County Supervisor Janet Wolf.
CAGV honorees have worked diligently for gun violence prevention in our community, state and nation. They
have also made it possible for this unique grassroots local organization to achieve significant goals along the way while
making our community a safer place to live.
CAGV’s 20th Anniversary Celebration is an annual fundraiser and will provide multiple opportunities for the
community to show their support by purchasing silent auction items, a congratulatory ad in our Anniversary
Program or by making a reservation for our event today on our website www.sbcoalition.org
Proceeds from this event will primarily go to fund CAGV’s Second Annual Gun Buyback event on
Saturday, June 13, 2015. Funds raised will allow CAGV to continue to keep you informed about firearm issues,
present educational community forums, publish newsletters, a website and have a social media presence.
CAGV’s co-chair, Toni Wellen, will lead the traditional “Bell Ceremony” held to remember those who have lost
loved ones to gun violence. CAGV will toll the bell in honor of those killed locally in the Goleta Post Office and
Isla Vista massacres, the 20 children and six adults killed at Sandyhook, and to recognize the 30,000 Americans
killed by firearms annually. Any member of the audience who has lost a family member or friend to gun violence is
invited to come forward, say the name of their loved one and ring the Bell.
The cost for the event is $75 for members, $85 non-members, and $90 for a CAGV membership and luncheon. For
reservations and additional information, please call 564-6803 or follow the link at www.sbcoalition.org. We appreciate
your support and look forward to celebrating with you

Contact

The Coalition Against Gun Violence is a non-profit (EIN 27-444391) coalition comprised of over 40 partner organizations,
united against gun violence and committed to creating a safer community for Santa Barbara County residents through its
educational programs and advocacy for effective local, state and national policies and legislation.

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