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Six Months and No Action

by Newtown Action Alliance category: Cause

“#SixMonthsNoAction by Congress. Over 4500 more lost to #gunviolence. We demand #universalbackgroundchecks. Now! http://thndr.it/ZglYPT

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This campaign ended on June 13, 2013 at 9AM

Six Months and No Action

It has been six months since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Since then, thousands of Americans have died from gun violence, the casualties grow every day, and there has been no action from Congress to pass what the majority of Americans support – universal background checks to save lives and make our communities safer. 

 

In honor of the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012, and the more than 4,500 lives lost since that day, Newtown Action Alliance is planning a series of events on Thursday, June 13 as follows:

 

·      #SixMonthsNoAction Thunderclap Campaign at 9 a.m.

 

·      Walk the Halls of Congress: Throughout the day, a Newtown Action Alliance contingency will hand-deliver to members of Congress a list of gun violence victims and a letter signed by gun violence prevention alliance partners across the country demanding universal background checks. To have your organization sign onto these letters sign up here

 

·      Remembering Gun Violence Victims: Starting at 9 a.m., there will be a “No More Names” (www.nomorenames.org) reading of all the victims lost to gun violence since 12/14. At noon, people from Newtown will read the 26 names of the children and educators lost that day.

 

·      Human Green Ribbon: After the 26 names are read, all of us, wearing green, will assemble to form a human ribbon to create a powerful visual and symbolic image. Together we will stand for a moment of silence to honor all victims lost to gun violence before, since and on 12/14.

 

How You Can Help

 

·      Join us in Washington, D.C. to take part in these events.

·      Sign up for the Six Months No Action Thunderclap event. 

·      Tell your contacts about the Thunderclap event.

·      Let the media know. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.

·      Call, e-mail, fax, use Facebook and Twitter to let your representatives know that six months and no action is too long to wait for commonsense gun laws.

·      Target Eric Cantor and John Boehner at the moment we hand-deliver our letter to them and demand that they listen to the majority voice of Americans who support universal background checks.

 

Together we can make a difference and effect meaningful change to end gun violence.

 

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Newtown Action Alliance
@newtownaction

We are a grassroots Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy organization working as a catalyst for smarter, safer gun laws and broader cultural change to reduce gun violence. Our immediate focus is on passing commonsense gun safety legislation at the local, state and federal levels and on taking action to affect positive gun culture change that will not infringe on constitutional rights but will keep our families, schools and communities safe from gun violence. Our membership is open to anyone who wants to help make this nation a safer place for our families and for future generations. Find out more at www.newtownaction.org

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