Two survivors of the Charleston church shooting are scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention.
According to the Post and Courier, Felicia Sanders and Polly Sheppard will speak on July 27 in Philadelphia.
Both women survived an attack by a suspected white supremacist that killed nine people during a Bible study last summer at Emanuel AME Church.
Some surviving family of the shooting have been going across the country to speak and support efforts to reform gun laws
Last week Sanders and Sheppard were in Washington, D.C. for a town hall meeting with President Obama that focused on race and guns
The women are calling for closure of a gun purchase background check law now known as the “Charleston loophole.” The law requires gun stores using the FBI’s registry to sell the weapon if a buyer’s background check is not conclusive after three days. Opponents of the “loophole” say it allowed accused accused shooter Dylann Roof to illegally buy the gun he used in the shooting.