Thursday, August 22, 2019
Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids Talks Gun Background Checks In Her Latest Update
Special thanks to TKC readers for this low-key mailer to constituents . . . We've included the whole thing without tracking links but with a highlight to gun rights talk amid recent 2nd Amendment crackdown debate.
Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids Quick Update
Hope you’re well! It’s important to me that we stay connected however we can. So today, I wanted to give you a quick update on what I’ve been up to.
Pushing for Gun Safety
Like so many folks, I remain heart sick over what happened recently in Texas and Ohio, and the tragic gun violence we’re seeing in our own community. I’m continuing to push for common sense and bipartisan legislation to prevent gun violence.
That’s why I joined with my House colleagues to urge the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, to immediately hold a vote on gun safety legislation.
My colleagues and I in the House passed H.R. 8 - a bill to ensure universal background checks - 175 days ago. There can’t be any more excuses. It’s time we do something to keep our families and children safe.
I know this is a personal issue that impacts far too many families throughout Kansas and our country. That's why I'm also holding a Gun Safety Roundtable on Saturday, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park, to discuss what we can do as a community to address this public health crisis.
Serving Our Veterans
My mother served in the U.S. Army for twenty years. I learned so much about service, sacrifice, and dedication to country through her. After all that our Servicemembers and Veterans have done for us, we must have their backs.
That’s why my office recently held two events to connect area Veterans with the resources and assistance they’ve earned.
At our Veterans Appreciation Event in Gardner, I was glad to meet with local Veterans at the American Legion LeRoy Hill Post 19. It was great to hear their concerns and learn more about the issues they were facing. Our team and representatives from the VA were also available to help folks with issues like backlogged benefits.
Later we held a Veteran-Owned Business Roundtable in Lenexa. As a member of the U.S. House Small Business Committee, this was a great opportunity to hear directly from local Veterans about the challenges they face.
Our team is always here to help Kansas Veterans however we can. That includes assistance with benefits, health care, and more.
Please call our Overland Park office at (913) 621-0832 or our Kansas City office at (913) 766-3993 to get help right away, or click to visit my website to learn more.
Staying Connected with Kansans
Whenever I’m back at home, it’s very important to me that I meet with folks and get out in our community. Listening to you, learning more about your experiences, and bringing your voices to Washington helps me do a better job.
That’s why I was so glad to have my latest #SharicesShift at Jones BBQ. Through #SharicesShift, I’ve been lucky to get a firsthand look at the opportunities and challenges our local businesses and workers face.
At Jones BBQ, Co-owner and pitmaster Debbie Jones showed me tricks of the trade and put me to work making orders. I enjoyed chatting with customers and learning more about this exciting small business.
And as I keep working to lower health care costs and expand coverage, I’ve made it a priority to check-in with some of our local health providers. Recently, I was glad to visit with both the University of Kansas Hospital and the AdventHealth South Overland Park campus.
It’s a great privilege and a joy to serve you in the House of Representatives. It’s my job to serve you, so please feel free to contact me about anything that’s on your mind.
My warmest regards,
Sharice L. Davids
Member of Congress
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