Reading an article on another 'balanced panel' on guns and they had a member from the 'Central Illinois Coalition Against Gun Violence'.
I thought 'Who?' Because as far as I've been able to find, there is no such organization. No website, no twitter feed, no FB page, nothing. Nothing but a single mention for this forum.
So iow, this is another fake 'grassroots' organization' w/ a big fancy name w/ probably the only 'member' being the person at the panel. Just like Elliot Fineman of the Nat'l Gun Victims Action Coalition who claims he has 14 million members.
Now compare that to the 'Central Illinois' gun rights organization 'GunsSaveLive (GSL) formerly the Champaign County Rifle Assoc. They've gotten big enough they have to have multiple meetings in several cities to accommodate members where hundreds turn out every month.
THAT is real grassroots.