An organization supporting President Barack Obama's gun control agenda has scheduled a visit to U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman's office on Friday to urge him to take more steps to control gun violence.
Organization for Action's arm in Pacific Palisades wrote letters to Waxman thanking him for his support of gun control measures, but it wants him to take additional steps, according to an email message from the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club.
Supporters plan to gather at Waxman's Los Angeles office at noon. The visit is part of the organization's National Day of Action, a series of events countrywide that aims to draw attention to the campaign for gun control.
On Saturday, the organization plans to join MoveOn, the progressive advocacy group, in holding a gun violence prevention rally at Reed Park in Santa Monica at Lincoln and Wilshire boulevards. The group will gather at 12:30 p.m. then plans to march along the Third Street Promenade.
The group urged supporters to wear Obama shirts and other gear and to "bring kids with toy guns to turn in at the police department."