New Berlin – U.S. Senate Candidate Steven Olikara commits to building diverse coalitions to address the most difficult issues and holds Higher Ground Town Hall on Gun Violence. “We hope to highlight the importance of open and inclusive conversations about gun violence and show that it’s possible to find forward-looking solutions,” he said to participants, including gun owners and gun control activists and people who previously voted for Ron Johnson.
This event builds on Steven’s leadership as the Founder and CEO of the Millennial Action Project (MAP), which hosted a two-year Red and Blue Dialogue series across Wisconsin. MAP helped pass the bipartisan legislation on CDC research into gun violence prevention. If elected, Steven would hold similar public discussions on the most important challenges facing Wisconsinites. “We should be crafting legislation with those closest to the issues, and gun violence is no different.”
As Steven shared recently, “it is time for real listening and action. We must elect leaders to Congress who truly care about passing legislation to prevent gun violence and provide
mental health support, not scoring political points for the sake of ambition and money.” Participants aligned on universal gun licensing and the need for greater accountability and responsibility, both for members of the public and elected officials.