Nonprofits call on King County to invest millions more to combat gun violence

Nonprofits argue they want to see the county treat gun violence with the same urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEATTLE — Nonprofits are calling on King County leaders to invest millions more to prevent gun violence. 

The nonprofits launched a call to action next to Garfield playfield Tuesday night. 

“How far are we going to let this go before we all start saying it’s a crisis?” asked Eugene Youngblood, a care coordinator with the Freedom Project. 

The Freedom Project is part of The Regional Peacekeepers Collective, a group recognized by King County as nonprofits with the goal of preventing gun violence. 

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