Mark Read
Mark Read

WPP’s Mark Read, Omnicom’s John Wren and Edelman’s Richard Edelman are the ad/PR firm CEOs among the 145 corporate leaders to sign a letter urging the Senate to pass gun control measures.

Noting that 100 Americans are shot and killed every day with many more wounded, the letter urges the Republican-controlled Senate to “stand with the American people and take action on gun safety by passing a bill to require background checks on all gun sales and a strong Red Flag law that would allow courts to issue life-saving extreme risk protection orders.”

The Democratic-controlled House has already approved a measure to update background checks.

The signees believe they have the responsibility and obligation to advocate for common-sense gun measures to ensure the safety of their employees, customers and communities in which they operate.

“Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety,” they note.

Interpublic’s Michael Roth, Havas Group’s Yannick Bollore and Publicis Groupe’s Arthur Sadoun also signed the letter.