Bridgeport resident Curtrina Murphy will attend President Obama\’s State of the Union Tuesday as Rep. Himes\’ guest. Last summer, her then three-year-old daughter was shot while they were walking on a street in Bridgeport, caught in the crossfire of a gun fight. Her daughter made a full recovery.
\”It is time to act on legislation to reduce gun violence, and our constituents who have been victimized by gun violence deserve the chance to tell their stories,\” said Himes in a press release.
Himes is one of 80 members of Congress to bring someone affected by gun violence as their one guest to the State Of The Union. Reps. DeLauro and Esty are also participating in this effort. Both invited constituents affected by the Newtown tragedy: DeLauro\’s bringing Victoria Soto\’s brother, Carlos Soto, and Esty\’s bringing Natalie Hammond, lead teacher at Sandy Hook who was shot but survived.