Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America
February 26, 2018
Deeply concerned about the recent Florida school shooting, a group of 19 prominent experts in violence prevention has prepared a statement for national dissemination: “Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America.” This group is seeking organizations and individual experts in relevant fields (education, mental health, public health, etc.) to endorse this statement.
Endorsements are needed by 7pm EST on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The statement is embargoed until it is released to the national press, on or about February 28, 2018. We encourage all participating organizations to post the statement on their websites AFTER the embargo is lifted.
We purposely made this document briefer, less academic, and more specific in order to encourage action. Although some readers may not agree with all aspects of this statement, we ask you to consider endorsing it on its general principles. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Matthew J. Mayer (email@example.com).
Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence (names in alphabetical order) Ron Avi Astor, Ph.D., University of Southern California George G. Bear, Ph.D., University of Delaware Catherine P. Bradshaw, Ph.D., University of Virginia Dewey G. Cornell, Ph.D., University of Virginia Dorothy L. Espelage, Ph.D., University of Florida Daniel Flannery, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University Michael J. Furlong, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara Nancy Guerra, Ed.D., University of California, Irvine Robert Jagers, Ph.D., University of Michigan Shane R. Jimerson, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara Matthew J. Mayer, Ph.D., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Maury Nation, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University Amanda B. Nickerson, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles David Osher, Ph.D., Takoma Park, MD Russell Skiba, Ph.D., Indiana University George Sugai, Ph.D., University of Connecticut Daniel W. Webster, Sc.D., Johns Hopkins University Mark D. Weist, Ph.D., University of South Carolina