Virginia Delegate Nadarius Clark has been named Co-chair of the nation’s new Gun Violence Prevention Caucus.
Clark will serve as co-chair along with Sen. Adam Ebbin (SD-39) after attending a White House meeting convened for state and federal leaders from across the country. The caucus is charged with addressing the surge of gun violence in U.S. communities, particularly among young people.
Returning from the event, Del. Clark gave remarks about the importance of addressing the issue of gun violence to ensure a safe and secure future for the next generation in Hampton Roads.
“In our commonwealth, there are over 1,100 gun deaths this year alone. Firearms are the leading cause of death for children and teens in Virginia. Every year, approximately three million American children witness incidents of gun violence. The young people of Virginia have been raising the alarm in communities across the state that the time is long overdue for action.
“That’s why I’m proud to be leading the charge for safer communities in the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus and I look forward to introducing data-driven legislation that is proven to help secure our communities.”
The legislative convening covered a number of strategic initiatives that will be priorities for Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates such as investments in community violence intervention programs, suicide crisis centers and targeted violence intervention planning, as well as incentives for responsible gun ownership, such as secure storage, lost/stolen firearm reporting and gun safety training.
Del. Clark represents Virginia’s 84th District. In 2021, he became the first African-American Delegate to represent his district and the youngest Democrat ever elected to the General Assembly.
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