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  • Writer's pictureKatrina Brees

Amy Schumer supports Donna's Law

"Having my favorite celebrity invite me to one of the best restaurants in New Orleans was a huge treat! Receiving her support for Donna's Law fuels my passion and builds my confidence going into the legislative session." -Katrina Brees

Amy has been lending her art, time, influence and resources to gun violence since tragedy struck her fans. On July 23, 2015 in a movie theater in Lafayette, LA while her fans watched her in Trainwreck, a man opened fire on the audience. He killed two people and injured nine others. Mayci Breaux, age 21, died a the theater. She died from a single gunshot wound. She was accompanied at the theater by her boyfriend, Matthew Rodriguez, who was injured in the neck and in the armpit. Jillian Johnson, age 33, died at the hospital. A visual and musical artist, she designed T-shirts, operated a gift and toy shop in Lafayette, and played ukulele and guitar for a band called The Figs. She died from two gunshot wounds. She was accompanied at the theater by her friend Julia Egedahl, who was injured in the torso and suffered serious fractures. The victims' ages ranged from the late teens to their 60s.

Amy is on the board of directors for Everytown, a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.

Thank you, Amy!

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