Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee with civil rights leader and Congressman John Lewis of Georgia held a Congressional Discussion on Responsible Gun Safety and A Get Out the Vote Rally at Texas Southern University.

During the discussion, mothers whose children were victims of gun violence spoke out. Among them included Calandrian Simpson Kemp and Tara Nicolas. Following the discussion, there was a Q & A period for the audience.

Next, Jackson and Lewis held the vote rally where they were joined by other congressional leaders, elected officials, community leaders and TSU students to speak on the importance of voting.

In attendance were Dr. Austin Lane, HISD representative Jolanda Jones, HCC board member Dr. Carolyn Shabazz, Sherridan Schwartz, Vandetta Levingston, Rev. Bill Lawson, Dr. Robert E. Childress, Dr. Bobby E. Mills and a host of others