The goal of End Gun Violence Michigan is to consider and decide whether a gun safety ballot initiative is possible in 2024. We are working to answer a number of questions: what policies are the most effective and most popular? What coalition partners need to be involved? Can we raise the resources necessary to win?
From big cities like Detroit to small towns like Oxford, all of our communities have suffered from the epidemic of gun violence for far too long. We are tired of losing our loved ones to gun violence and suicide, and always hearing that nothing can be done.
We know the common sense solutions that would drastically reduce gun violence and make our communities safer. They're supported by large majorities of voters, including gun owners. So why hasn't the legislature acted to protect our families?
Unfortunately, powerful special interests have so far prevented common sense gun reforms from even getting a hearing in Lansing. Too many politicians have chosen the gun lobby over the lives of their constituents.
So, in January of 2022, 130 leaders from across the state came together and voted to explore a different approach. It may be time to take common sense gun safety reforms to the people for a vote through a ballot initiative.
End Gun Violence Michigan is not an official ballot campaign committee, but will become one if the committee decides to move forward with an initiative.
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan
Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit & Vicinity
United Methodist Church - Michigan Conference
Michigan Physicians Against Gun Violence
Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence
Temple B'nai Israel, Kalamazoo
Giffords Gun Owners for Safety
Church of the Messiah, Detroit
Interfaith Action of Southwest Michigan
Charles W. Reid Community Help Center, Detroit
Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC
Michigan Education Association
No Future Without Today
Red Wine & Blue
American Academy of Pediatrics - Michigan Chapter
Brady United Against Gun Violence - Michigan