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U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly will join with residents at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, for a National Day of Action to Stop Gun Violence.

The rally will be at Federal Plaza, Adams and Dearborn Streets in Chicago.

Kelly will join with fellow Democratic congressmen and gun law advocates in their effort to continue pushing for sensible gun laws.

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Kelly, who represents Homewood and Flossmoor, was one of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives that conducted a 26-hours sit-in on the House floor demanding a vote on gun legislation.

 “Every day in America, 297 people are shot and 89 people are killed by guns,” she said. “In Chicago, someone is shot every 2.8 hours. Mass shootings from Sandy Hook to Colorado Springs, from San Bernardino to Orlando and the daily violence all contribute to the need for action – to stop the violence, to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people and to disarm hate.”

House Leader Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) failed to call up any gun legislation before adjourning the House for a July 4 holiday recess.

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