Join us, Pastor Pfleger, Chicago families, and other gun violence prevention activists at the National Rally to #EndGunViolence to pressure Congress to pass gun safety laws on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 1:00 to 3:30pm on the West Lawn at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC---after the 10am House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons ban.
The week of July 28 through August 4, 2019, our country saw four mass shootings. This does not include the shootings in Chicago on the weekend of Aug 3rd where eight were killed and 47 wounded. America continues to ignore the easy access and love affair with guns that has blood flowing on its streets. It is time to unite together to put pressure on Congress to stop ignoring this public health crisis and hold Congress accountable for not taking action in passing common sense gun safety laws.
We must demand that Congress pass legislation to guarantee our constitutional right to live!
Since September 25th is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, we are asking ALL to wear ALL black in mourning for ALL lives taken by gun violence. Black t-shirts that say #EndGunViolence will be distributed.
Father Pfleger (Faith Community of Saint Sabina, Chicago), Pamela Boseley (Purpose Over Pain), Po Murray (Newtown Action Alliance), Alliance for Justice, Amnesty International USA, Blue Future, Brady, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Congregation of Our Lady of the Good Shepherd, US Provinces, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Equality California, Franciscan Action Network, Generation Progress, Gun Safety Alliance, Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee, Gun Violence Prevention PAC, GunSense Vermont, IL Muslim Civic Coalition, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, Jewish Women International, Journey 4ward, lnterfaith Alliance of Iowa, Maine Gun Safety Coalition, March For Our Lives, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, National Council of Jewish Women, National Education Association, Newtown Action Alliance, NoRA, Orange Ribbons For Gun Safety, People For a Safer Society, Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, Protect Minnesota, Purpose Over Pain, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Silver State Equality-Nevada, St. Marks Episcopal Church Capitol Hill DC, Strengthening Chicago's Youth, Survivors Empowered, Survivors Lead, Terrell Bosley Anti-Violence Assoc, The BRAVE Youth Leaders of St. Sabina, The Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus, The Soul Box Project, Vision Quilt, Women's March and the Wood Foundation, Inc.
The students from Parkland are saying #NeverAgain after a gunman with weapons of war gunned down their peers and teachers in their school on February 14, 2018 and they will be marching for their lives on March 24th in Washington D.C.Due to the generosity of our supporters, we are currently offering chartered buses for the Connecticut students, teachers and parents who are interested in making a day-trip to stand side-by-side with the students from Parkland. If there is more demand then we will likely consider adding additional buses.
We invite students, teachers & their parents to reserve their seats HERE by March 10th so that we have enough time to reserve the appropriate number of buses.
Dear Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Advocates,
On Saturday, you marched with us!
You joined nearly 5 million women, men and children at the Women's March in Washington D.C. and in sister cities & towns around the globe. We marched for our right to live without fear of gun violence in our daily lives. We marched because too many of us know firsthand that guns don't make us safer.
Today, as Donald Trump signs his Executive Orders that take away women's rights and damage our environment, we are asking you get to know your three Members of Congress (MoCs) and send them a "HEAR OUR VOICE" postcard!
Former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party created the INDIVISIBLE GUIDE to help activists fight for our issue (s) during Trump's Presidency. We will share these strategies with you to promote our efforts to #EndGunViolence.
We ask you to put pressure on your three Members of Congress (MoCs) — your House Representative and two Senators. Even MoCs who support your issue (s) need to hear from you so that they can adequately represent you.
1. "Begin with these five steps to gather intel. Before anything else, take the following five steps to arm yourself with information necessary for all future advocacy activities.
- Find your three MoCs, their official websites, and their office contact info at www.callmycongress.com.
- Sign up on your MoCs’ website to receive regular email updates, invites to local events, and propaganda to understand what they’re saying. Every MoC has an e-newsletter.
- Find out where your MoCs stands on the issues of the day — appointment of white supremacists, tax cuts for the rich, etc. Review their voting history at VoteSmart.org.Research their biggest campaign contributors at OpenSecrets.org.
- Set up a Google News Alert (http://www.google.com/alerts) — for example for “Rep. Bob Smith” — to receive an email whenever your MoC is in the news.
- Research on Google News (https://news.google.com/news) what local reporters have written about your MoCs. Find and follow them on Twitter, and build relationships. Before you attend or plan an event, reach out and explain why your group is protesting and provide them background materials and a quote. Journalists on deadline — even those who might not agree with you — appreciate when you provide easy material for a story"
2. Participate in Women's March on Washington's 10 Actions in 100 Days FIRST ACTION by sending "HEAR OUR VOICE" postcards to your three Members of Congress.
Download your printable postcards at home here or professionally here.
Write a postcard to your three Members of Congress about why gun violence prevention and other issues matter the most to you - and how you’re going to continue to fight for it in the days, weeks and months ahead.
You can go it alone, or consider inviting some friends, neighbors and fellow Marchers over for a drink or dinner sometime in the next ten days to talk about your experience and fill out your postcards.
- Newtown Action Alliance
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Women's March on Washington
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Please sign up here to get on the bus to rally in Washington D.C. to end discrimination and gun violence.
After the Orlando shooting, Jason Hayes, a celebrity hairdresser, decided to plan a rally in Washington D.C. on August 13, 2016 to push for LGBTQ equal rights and realistic gun reform. Click here to donate to help sponsor the rally and click here for more information on the rally.
The following groups are cosponsoring the rally: Adelphi University Americans for Responsible Solutions Coalition to Stop Gun Violence CODE PINK Connecticut Against Gun Violence Doctors for America Gays Against Guns Million Mom March Moms Rising National Coalition Against Domestic Violence New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Newtown Action Alliance One Pulse for America Pride Fund to End Gun Violence Rabbis Against Gun Violence Sandy Hook Promise States United to Prevent Gun Violence Students United Against Gun Violence The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC The Matthew Shepard Foundation The National Council of Jewish Women The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence The Trevor Project UNDER THE GUN Women Against Gun Violence
Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Newtown Action Alliance and Sandy Hook Promise are sponsoring buses from Newtown to Washington D.C. so that you can attend this important rally to #DisarmHate. Click here to donate for the buses from Newtown.
The buses will leave at 4:30AM and leave Washington D.C. at approximately 6PM on August 13th.
Ron Pinciaro, Executive Director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence Po Murray, Chairman of Newtown Action Alliance Alexa Tomassi, Social Media Manager of Sandy Hook Promise
For more information on the #DisarmHate2016 Rally, go to:
Official Twitter: @DisarmHate Official Facebook: Facebook.com/DisarmHate2016 Official Hashtags: #DisarmHate2016 #DisarmHate Official Website: www.disarmhate2016.com