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Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition Announces More than 100 Events Across the Country as Part of Largest Field Campaign in U.S. History to Address Gun Violence
NEW YORK, March 25, 2013 PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns today announced that Americans will gather at more than 100 events across the country on Thursday, March 28 as part of the National Day to Demand Action to end gun violence. While members of Congress are home during the Easter/Passover recess, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, in conjunction with Organizing for Action, Americans for Responsible Solutions and other groups, will organize events and petition drives and generate an unprecedented number of calls into Senate district offices to call for their representatives to support commonsense gun laws like comprehensive and enforceable background checks. In Arizona, events will take place in Tempe and Tucson.
The National Day to Demand Action will feature hundreds of mayors, law enforcement officials, faith leaders, gun violence survivors and family members, and other Americans who want Congress to take immediate action to strengthen our background check system and reduce gun violence. The day is expected to be the largest gun violence advocacy event in history and is part of the largest field campaign in U.S. history to address gun violence. The coalition recently announced that it is hiring organizers and opening campaign offices in ten key states including Arizona.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns -- Press Release
MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS TO AIR ADS IN KEY STATES DURING CONGRESSIONAL RECESS DEMANDING WASHINGTON TAKE ACTION TO REDUCE GUN VIOLENCE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- March 23, 2013
The ads also precede the coalition’s plans for more than 100 events across the country on Thursday, March 28 as part of its National Day to Demand Action. Grassroots supporters of Mayors Against Illegal Guns will organize events and petition drives and generate an unprecedented number of calls into Senate district offices to call for their representatives to support commonsense gun laws like expanded background checks.
National Day to Demand Action
On March 28th, supporters across the country are joining a National Day to Demand Action to end gun violence. Get involved right now by committing to call your Senators
Commit to making a call on March 28th and tell your Senators you Demand Action.
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Why Are These Six Democratic Senators On The Fence About Universal Background Checks?
by Aviva Shen and Adam Peck, thinkprogress.org -- Mar 26, 2013
After axing the assault weapons ban from the Senate’s comprehensive gun violence prevention plan, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is struggling to scrape together enough votes to pass the centerpiece of the plan: universal background checks. Republicans are refusing to vote for it, and even several Democrats in red states are wavering on their support. According to Greg Sargent at the Washington Post, these key votes include Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Joe Donnelly (D-IN), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).
Universal background checks are considered essential to the gun bill. They would close the “gun show loophole” that currently allows anyone to skip a background check if they buy a gun through a private sale. “Private” transactions between individuals or at gun shows are the origin point for 80 percent of guns used in crimes.
If they fail to act NOW -- when in this crazy world, WILL they ever act?
If the NRA can Robo-call Newtown -- we certainly should be able to speed-dial DC.
Call them: Senators of the 113th Congress
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