Nev. gun safety activist honored by White House

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Updated: 4/03 8:52 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Henderson woman is one of nine being honored by the White House for advocating gun safety laws.

Teresa A. Crawford has been named a Champion of Change and was scheduled to be recognized Thursday morning.

Crawford leads gun violence prevention efforts in Nevada for Organizing for Action, a group that promotes President Barack Obama's legislative agenda.

She's a retired nurse and a board member of the organization ProgressNow Nevada. Crawford has organized rallies, vigils and press conference on gun safety topics, and has given TV interviews on the topic.

She's also asked questions about background checks during town hall events hosted by a congressman.

The White House issued a statement saying Crawford encourages collaboration between different groups working on gun issues, and is helping make the community safer.

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