Obama pushing gun control rallies on Newtown anniversary
The political advocacy group born from President Obama's reelection campaign is encouraging supporters to host "anniversary events" marking one year since the Newtown Elementary School shooting.
Organizing for America (OFA) says it intends the events to be a "powerful reminder of what we lost a year ago, and a reminder that we as a nation need to do more to prevent gun violence and keep our communities safe."
OFA says that the events will be held in towns and cities across the country and will be used to "call on Congress to finally take action to make our communities safer." . . .
Some Republicans accused the president and his allies of exploiting the victims of the tragedy to build support for the bill. . . .
OFA held a similar round of events at the six month anniversary of the shooting. According to the group, more than 1,000 people attended nearly 80 vigils and remembrance events across the country.