Rep. Kelly Hosts Face-to-Face Meeting with Students to Discuss School Safety

May 1, 2018
Courtesy of Erie Times-News/
Rep. Kelly Hosts Face-to-Face Meeting with Students to Discuss School Safety

In-depth conversation with Erie Student Coalition explores policy solutions to reducing gun violence & making schools safer

ERIE — U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (PA-03) issued the following statement today after holding an in-person meeting with members of the Erie Student Coalition at his district office in Erie, Pennsylvania. The 70-minute meeting was proposed by Rep. Kelly and organized by his staff after leaders of the student group expressed interest in voicing their concerns about gun-related violence to the congressman.

“I was thrilled to host a constructive face-to-face meeting with such motivated students and listen carefully to their concerns. Today’s discussion gave the students a valuable opportunity to articulate their positions on gun-related issues and recommend legislative solutions to school violence at the federal level. I greatly appreciated each of their perspectives and was glad to answer their questions about where I stand on school security, mental health reform, our shared Second Amendment rights, and more. These kinds of personal meetings with constituents are always a pleasure to host and a productive way to bring greater awareness to the issues that people throughout Western Pennsylvania care about. I thank my dedicated staff for working to arrange this meeting and am very grateful to the students for taking time to participate.”

NOTE: Since Rep. Kelly first took office in 2011, constituents of the Third Congressional District have been able to schedule face-to-face meetings with Rep. Kelly by calling any of his four offices or by visiting his official website at To date, Rep. Kelly has participated in more than 900 face-to-face meetings and tours with constituents in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.