PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dozens of people are in Pennsylvania’s Capitol demanding action against the rising gun violence. A rally against gun violence is underway on the steps of the state capitol.
The group, CeaseFirePA has named Tuesday Taking a Stand Against Gun Violence Advocacy Day. CBS3 was at Jones Tabernacle AME Church in North Philadelphia Tuesday morning where people taking part in the rally boarded a bus for Harrisburg.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Students, Staff To Resume Masking As COVID Cases Continue To Rise In City
They are calling for increased funding for community-based violence prevention programs and a common agenda to end gun violence.READ MORE: West Philly Double Shooting Leaves 30-Year-Old Man Dead, Teen Hospitalized: Police
More than 100 faith, community, medical, student and gun safety organizations are taking part in calling for action to address the surging gun violence in Philadelphia.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Series Of Gunpoint Robberies In Center City, West Philadelphia
Gov. Tom Wolf is also among the lawmakers expected to attend the rally.