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Co-sponsored by Leagues of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area and Falls Church and Fairfax County Council of PTAs
UNDER THE GUN, narrated by Katie Couric. America has failed to respond with meaningful action. What is keeping the two sides of this debate from finding common ground?
Matt Bennett Matt is one of the original founders of "Third Way" (a DC based centrist think tank). Matt has spent 16+ years in the gun violence prevention space following the Columbine mass shooting. He served as an advisor to the Sandy Hook families after Newtown. Mr Bennett is widely recognized for his expertise on the politics and challenges within the gun debate.
Peter Read Peter is a retired U.S. Air Force officer with a two-decade military career stationed both in the United States and overseas. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School, with degrees in International Affairs and National Security Affairs.
Peter Read's eldest daughter, Mary Karen Read, age 19, was killed on April 16, 2007, one of 32 students and faculty killed at Virginia Tech (VT). Since that time, Peter and his wife Cathy have worked on behalf of many causes in memory of Mary and her fellow Hokies.
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Read more about the ballot in depth here.
Moderator: Mary Kimm, the award-winning journalist and editor of the Connection Newspapers.
Speaking in opposition to the Meals Tax: Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) and Jon Norton from Great American Restaurants
Speaking in favor of the Meals Tax: School Board member Pat Hynes and Phil Niedzielski-Eichner, management consultant
The panel took written questions from the audience. Questions were submitted in advance by writing email and survey.
Published on Oct 3, 2016. The video was taped by volunteers. Some parts were edited out because of poor sound or video. This video is the property of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area. No part of it may be used to either support or oppose the Meals Tax Referendum.
Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (D) Charles A. Hernick (R) Julio Gracia (I)
Our November Fairfax VOTER Newsletter features our General Meeting and articles about voting, the environment, and our "Under the Gun" and Meals Tax forums.
Our October meetings focused on "Electing a President."
Read the October Fairfax VOTER Newsletter (Program Topic: Electing a President)
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