DONATE TO THESE NATIONAL GUN SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS:
Why donate to these organizations? Because THEY ARE OUR ANSWER TO THE NRA!! They are fighting for us and against gun violence. These three national organizations are the major opposition to gun lobbies. Their actions include: gun safety advocacy (including wider background checks); development and implementation of laws, policies, and programs to reduce gun violence; promotion of gun safety candidates; litigation; closing loopholes and pushing for greater accountability; violence intervention programs; education and community empowerment; and many other efforts and actions designed to change the gun culture/laws and reduce gun violence.
Giffords – Giffords
Founded by assassination attempt survivor and former Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords and husband Mark Kelly, former astronaut and current US Senator from Arizona. Giffords includes a Law Center and PAC, and is one of the most influential and effective organizations of its kind. Giffords and Kelly are highly familiar with Congress and what it takes to offset the gun lobbies’ influence.
Donation site: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/giffords-give?refcode=site_ways-to-give_c4
Brady (formerly Handgun Control, Inc) – Brady
Founded by Jim (and Sarah) Brady, former White House Press Secretary and survivor of assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan. Paralyzed by the attack, JIm Brady successfully lobbied Congress to pass the Brady Background Check (Brady Law), signed into law by President Clinton. The law requires background checks on all handgun purchases conducted by federally-licensed gun dealers.
Everytown For Gun Safety – Everytown
Formed by merger of: Mayors Against Illegal Guns (cofounded by then-mayors Mike Bloomberg and Thomas Menino) and Mothers Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (founded by mother of five, Shannon Watts, following the Sandy Hook tragedy).
Donation site: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/everytown-web-2022?source=etno_nav_button&refcode=etno_nav_button&utm_source=etno_nav_button&utm_medium=o&utm_campaign=nav_button&_ga=2.154280568.1569121805.1654525877-757905456.1654186662
DONATE TO GUN SAFETY CHAMPION SUSAN WILD (PA-07)
Giffords (see above) has named Congresswoman Susan Wild a Gun Safety Champion for her long-standing and effective advocacy. Rep. Wild is running for re-election in a very competitive district due to recent redistricting, and her race has been declared a toss-up. Her opponent has an NRA endorsement, so we must support Susan Wild in 2022!
Donation site: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/susan-wild-for-congress-1?refcode=header_website
CALL YOUR U.S. SENATORS
Let your Senators know that you want changes in gun laws NOW. The gun safety organization Everytown for Gun Safety (see above) has provided a website to help you make those important calls: https://act.everytown.org/sign/senate-act05252022/?rd=1&refcode=emne_fwd_act_20220601&source=emne_fwd_act_20220601&t=10&utm_campaign=fwd_act_20220601&utm_medium=e&utm_source=emne_fwd_act_20220601&referring_akid=292490.9161850.nHondw
These calls work! Read about the conservative Senator from Wyoming, a heavily pro-gun state, rethinking her position after being flooded by calls from constituents urging gun safety action. https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/07/politics/cynthia-lummis-uvalde-shooting-reaction/index.html