Public Safety Campaign 2022

Enough is Enough!  Together Baton Rouge is launching a city-wide, public safety house meeting campaign around violence.

East Baton Rouge parish has seen back-to-back years with record-breaking murder rates.  In 2020, Baton Rouge saw 114 murders, followed by 149 murders in 2021. Both years were up significantly from the year 2019, which had 89.  So far in 2022, there have been 45 murders (4/25 EBR Coroner’s office).  EBR Parish is not unique in this trend as violence is reported to be up 30% throughout the country (Time Magazine).

Baton Rouge families don’t have to read the paper to know the impact of these realities, but they have yet to be at the center of finding solutions.  The Enough is Enough: Public Safety House Meeting Campaign's purpose is to engage the community in order to listen to the stories about how violence has impacted their families and to identify solutions that we can organize around.  It is time for us to make a stand! Join us and be a part of the solution!

Meeting Times and Dates:

Meeting #2: Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 PM via Zoom 

RSVP Here: www.togetherbr.org/zoom_pshm

Meeting #3: Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 PM at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church 

RSVP Here: www.togetherbr.org/may19_pshm

Meeting #4: Saturday, May 21st at 5:00 PM at Hispanic Apostolate (en Espanol)

RSVP Here: www.togetherbr.org/may21_pshm

Meeting #5: Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 PM at Greater Sixty Aid Baptist Church

RSVP Here: www.togetherbr.org/may26_pshm 

Meeting #6: Thursday, May 31th at Noon via Zoom 

RSVP Here: www.togetherbr.org/zoom_pshm

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  • Phillip Beard
    commented 2022-04-25 09:09:55 -0500
    Banning dangerous automatic military guns is viable. It works. In the years that machine gins were banned the murder rate went down. Countries like Australia, New Zealand, England, and Japan all have sensible gun restrictions.. These cities are much safer than North Baton Rouge, and the French Quarter. Bans work. Crooked politicians and the NRA are the main obstacles to change this unholy, obscene death toll .
  • Mary Thomas
    published this page 2022-04-15 14:59:04 -0500

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