The Hill: Progressive group calls out Ryan on gun control with Janesville billboard


A progressive PAC has erected a billboard in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) hometown, calling out the lawmaker over gun control following the Florida school shooting.

“17 killed in their classrooms, still no gun reform? How come, Paul Ryan?” the Janesville, Wis., billboard reads.

The ad, sponsored by Progressive Turnout Project, is in the style of those from award-winning film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” in which a grieving mother rents out space to draw attention to her daughter’s murder case.

“Gun violence is an epidemic in this country and as Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan has repeatedly done nothing to address it,” Progressive Turnout Project founder Harry Pascal said in a release.

“Rather than addressing the millions of Americans who are demanding action on gun reform, Paul Ryan and Republicans in Congress continue to serve at the will of the [National Rifle Association] and put campaign contributions before the lives of Americans,” Pascal said. “It’s time we call attention to that and hold them accountable for their actions.”


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