Steve Kerr refuses to stick to sports.
The Golden State Warriors head coach has been outspoken with his criticism of Donald Trump and has not been shy about discussing social issues in the media, so it comes as little surprise that he is set to take part in an important town hall meeting in his community.
According to a report from The Mercury News, Kerr will participate in a town hall meeting next week with Rep. Ro Khanna and students at Newark Memorial High School about gun violence.
Kerr has dedicated much of his time speaking out about the need for gun control following the Las Vegas massacre and school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month.
“All these things are safety issues and I think we somehow get our government cut through all the crap and get right to the point — the point of fact, which is safety,” Kerr previously said on the issue. “Which means a lot of things we can do without taking away people’s 2nd amendment rights. Let’s do the sensible thing.”
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) March 3, 2018
The town hall will be streamed live on Facebook.
Following the shooting in Parkland, Kerr immediately spoke about the need for change and directly called out the NRA and politicians.
“It doesn’t seem to matter to our government that children are being shot to death day after day,” Kerr said. “It’s not enough apparently to move our leadership, our government, the people who are running this country to actually do anything. That’s demoralizing.
“But we can do something about it. We can vote people in who actually have the courage to protect people’s lives and not just bow down to the NRA because they’ve financed their campaign for them. … Hopefully we can find enough people with courage to actually help our citizens remain safe and focus on the real safety issues, not building some stupid wall for billions of dollars that has nothing to do with our safety, but actually protecting us from what truly is dangerous, which is maniacs with semiautomatic weapons just slaughtering our children. It’s disgusting.”
Guns in America: For every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 innocent people die https://t.co/LZgkWrPbAu
— Steve Kerr (@SteveKerr) March 6, 2018
Students interested in attending the event can RSVP by clicking here.