Several state and local elected officials Friday launched a new yard-sign campaign advocating for stronger Ohio gun laws.
Joining Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley at a press conference in Dayton’s Oregon District were Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith, State Sen. Peggy Lehner and representatives from the advocacy group Ohioans for Gun Safety.
Whaley announced the “Do Something” campaign outside the Trolley Stop tavern on Fifth St.
“Do something. Do something,” she said. "They are the words we heard from our community at the vigil following the shooting right down the street. We are here today because our community wants to make their voices heard. As well, I'm proud to make these signs available to the community so we can all help remind folks that we want action. We want a legislature to do something."
The Republican Lehner says the signs were inspired by the slogan chanted at Gov. Mike DeWine during a vigil held to honor the victims of the Aug. 4 Oregon District mass shooting. The signs read “do something” and feature the Ohioans for Gun Safety website address.
Lehner called the campaign a bipartisan effort and says that while she stands by DeWine’s recently announced STRONG Ohio gun safety bill, she says more needs to be done to prevent future shootings and gun violence.