Brina Milikowsky captivated an audience of nearly 150 people on Tuesday at Temple Emanu-El in Livingston as part of a Lunch & Learn event sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women/Essex.
Milikowsky, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel of the NYC Office of the Mayor/Mayors Against Illegal Guns, spoke about the critical issue of gun violence prevention facing our country today, particularly in light of the fact that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Milikowsky encouraged attendees to restart the conversation and force Congress to work for sensible legislation on criminal background checks.
Noting that 33 Americans are murdered each day in the United States and that the presence of guns in domestic disputes puts women especially at risk, Milikowsky emphasized that criminal background checks, which take about 90 seconds, can do the most to save lives from gun violence.
About National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
With more than 3,200 members, Essex County Section is the largest of the more than 100 NCJW Sections around the country. The Section was founded in 1912 and maintains offices in Livingston, N.J. For more information, go to www.ncjwessex.org.