Dear Congressman/woman or Dear Senator
Gun violence is a public health issue, and it is taking an unacceptable toll on the lives and safety of our children, our families, and our communities. Our society deserves better. With the news of yet another mass shooting, the time has come to demand more from you and others who represent us. We ask that you create and/or support the meaningful policy changes outlined below to curtail the deadly epidemic of gun violence.
As your constituents and fellow Americans, we call on you to take action to:
Each of these recommended policy changes have broad public support (Gallup, Pew Research) and are each supported by research into policy impacts and mass shootings (Johns Hopkins, The Violence Project).
We look forward to working with you to enact these common-sense public health and safety measures to reduce gun violence. Faith without works is dead. Thoughts and prayers must be accompanied by swift action and policy change to save lives.
Since the 21 lives were lost in Uvalde, 536 mass shootings have occurred in America. And so far this year, there have been 130 mass shootings. We are in a constant cycle of sadness, anger, fear, and frustration. But there’s something else that the majority of Americans share: a hunger for change.
Multiple research reports show that a significant majority of Americans (across all parties and among gun owners and non-owners alike) express support for several common-sense gun safety measures. These include:
We, the people, have the power to direct our elected officials; they are elected to represent our interests. We must tell them we want swift, meaningful action and policy changes to prevent gun violence.
Contact your state legislators as well as your U.S. congressional representatives now.
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