Democrats have taken a seat on the House Floor for a staged protest, seeking a vote to add more enforcement over gun control laws. Now, celebrities like Kim Kardashian are taking to Twitter to support this important cause. HollywoodLife.com has the scoop!
Kim Kardashian, 35, Alyssa Milano, 43, and other celebrities are showing their support for, John Lewis, 76, and more than 75 other Democrats in the House of Representatives who have staged a sit-in to force a new vote on gun control on June 22. HollywoodLife.com has all the details!
The Georgia Representative is leading the way for what started as a 30 person group, before doubling, to demand a vote forcing Congress to change current firearm rules. The hopes are that the new laws will expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists. It was only a week ago when Democratic Senator and representative of the Newton, Connecticut district Chris Murphy, 42, failed to get results after his 14-hour filibuster.
Since stating what they hope to accomplish, the Democratic group has taken a seat to “occupy” the House floor. They also urged House Speaker Paul Ryan, 46, to “keep the House in session through its planned week-long recess next week.” Celebrities are also getting involved via their social media pages to support the political figures fighting tooth and nail.
Will and Grace star Megan Mullally, 54, wrote “thank you Democrats!!!” and her former co-star Debra Messing, 47, also tweeted. Senator Chris is continuing to show his encouragement, even noting that he unexpectedly responded to a famous socialite regarding the issue, writing, “Here I am – retweeting Kim Kardashian. First time for everything.” The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star wrote on June 21 that it was “so sad” that “terrorists on FBI’s wanted list can still legally buy guns.” Olivia Wilde, 32, Elizabeth Banks, 42, and Amy Schumer, 35, are just a few of the others who voiced their thoughts.
So sad! The senate voted against background checks being needed to buy guns. So terrorists on fbi's wanted lists can legally still buy guns— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 21, 2016
Turn on CSPAN! Rep Elijah Cummings preaching! All of these people are TAKING ACTION! #NoBillNoBreak— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 23, 2016
This sit-in protest comes shortly after America suffered a tragically violent weekend in the beginning of June. Forty-nine people were brutally murdered by gunman Omar Matteen, 29, in addition to 53 others who were injured on June 12 at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Furthermore, 22-year-old The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie was shot and killed in the same city while opening up her arms to hug her killer Kevin Loibl on June 11, during a “meet and greet.” This is one of many violent acts that have rocked the nation, thus provoking many to seek a change.
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