We call upon the General Assembly to amend the new concealed carry law in order to declare places of worship, pastoral care, and religious instruction as “gun-free.” We ask for the same consideration as libraries, schools, hospitals, and casinos.
African Americans are trapped in a New Jim Crow resulting from structural racism and the War on Drugs. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for each of us to be judged as equals. His vision compels us to look beyond racial justice and work for human rights for all.