Bringing in the Big Guns: How Voters Can Disarm America’s Gun Lobby

Location: 50 Milk Street, 20th floor, Boston, MA 02109

Date: October 29, 2018

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Sponsor: Tufts Alumni Boston, Tufts Lawyers Association, Social Impact Network and Tisch College

Cost: Free but please remember to RSVP

Gun control is one of the most divisive issues in America, and many are understandably pessimistic about achieving change. Enter two individuals with unique approaches to this issue: Steve Israel, former U.S. Congressman (D-NY3) and author of Big Guns, a biting satire of America’s gun lobby and the political system in which it operates; and Sarah Ullman, A10, filmmaker and co-founder of One Vote at a Time, a SuperPAC devoted to supporting progressive candidates committed to ending gun violence in their communities. Come hear from these two leading political figures whose perspectives on gun control—and the medium in which they voice those perspectives—are equally refreshing and inspiring.

Steve Israel served as a Congressman for 16 years before stepping down in 2017. He is a Writer-In-Residence at Long Island University, a novelist, and a Professor of the Practice at Tisch College. Sarah Ullman’s grassroots SuperPAC, One Vote at a Time, worked with 10 out of the 15 Virginia Democrats who flipped state legislature seats from red to blue in a "blue wave" election in 2017, and will support another 250 progressive pro gun safety candidates for state legislatures in 2018. She is a Tufts alumnus, a successful film director and activist, and runs her own production company called Master Plan.

Doors and registration will open at 5:30 PM and the discussion will begin at 6:00 PM sharp. A book signing will follow the talk. 

This event is co-sponsored by the Tufts Alumni Boston, the Tufts Lawyers Association, Tufts Social Impact Network, Tufts Alumni Boston and Tisch College.