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New Canaan Rep. To Speak At Westport Gun Violence Forum

WESTPORT, Conn. – U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, who represents most of Fairfield County in the 4th Congressional District, will be among the special guest speakers at a gun violence forum Sunday hosted by the Social Action Committee of Westport’s Temple Israel.

At the 2 p.m. forum, community members will hear about national, state and local responses to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting . Attendees will also have the opportunity to voice their concerns.

Other special guest speakers will include state Reps. Jonathan Steinberg (D-Westport), Kim Fawcett (D-Fairfield) and Gerald Fox (D-Stamford); state Sens. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) and Beth Bye (D-West Hartford);  Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff; Weston First Selectman Gayle Weinstein; Mike Lawlor of the Connecticut Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division; and Lisa Labella, vice president of Connecticut Against Gun Violence.

A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers. For more information about the forum, call Temple Israel at 203-227-1293 or email socialaction@tiwestport.org .

Temple Israel is at 14 Coleytown Road, Westport.

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