YONKERS - Wednesday marked National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention, and activists and elected officials gathered to make their voices heard.
Dalia Roshal, a 12-year-old from Hartsdale, was the guest of honor at a high-profile gun violence roundtable discussion Wednesday with U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.
A letter from Roshal addressed to Lowey, in which she thanked the congresswoman for participating in last week's sit-in at the House of Representatives, is what landed her a seat at the table.
Lowey last week proposed the "no fly, no buy" provision that would prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns. She says she blamed Republicans in the appropriations committee for blocking the vote from getting onto the floor.