Alison Parker’s father to join gun violence survivors, state leaders in in D.C.

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Va. mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker, a journalist for WDBJ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT; CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBI

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSLS 10) – This Thursday, Andy Parker will make his first visit to Washington, D.C. since his daughter, WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker, was killed on live television.

Parker said this visit is in an effort to spread his message that he’s ready to do “whatever it takes” to prevent Americans from being killed by gun violence.

On Thursday, Sept. 10, Parker and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, will join the Everytown Survivor Network, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, on Capitol Hill.

Together, they plan to demand legislation to reduce the gun violence that kills Americans and injuries hundreds every day.

To answer Parker’s plea to do “whatever it takes” to end gun violence, the Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Action said they will also rally in communities across the country on Thursday to call on Congress and state leaders to take action.

As part of the National #WhateverItTakes Day of Action, Everytown and Moms Demand Action are asking folks to send a message to Congress about gun violence. They said they will select some of those messages for billboard advertisements around Washington. More information about the National #WhateverItTakes Day of Action is available here.

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