California Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Applaud Governor Newsom for Including Over $200 Million in CALVIP Funding in the May Revise Budget Proposal
The California chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement applaudingGovernor Newsom for including over $200 million for California Violence Intervention and Prevention Grant Program (CalVIP) funding in the 2021-2022 May revise budget proposal, in the form of a baseline funding of $9 million plus an additional $200 million infusion over the course of the next three years. Last year, Governor Newsom allocated $9 million for CalVIP funding.
“Local intervention groups are proven to significantly prevent gun violence in their communities, but they need funding to do it,” said Krystal LoPilato, a volunteer with the California chapter of Moms Demand Action. “For the past year, violence intervention programs have been on the frontlines of our nation’s coronavirus and gun violence crises. This investment not only will save lives, but allows these critical programs to continue their life-saving violence reduction initiatives during this period of crisis.”
Statistics about gun violence in California are available here. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with California Moms Demand Action and/or Students Demand Action, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Did you know?
Every day, 120 Americans are killed with guns.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.