Friday, September 6, 2013

Urgent: Update from Colorado

URGENT: We've just heard from organizers on the ground in Colorado that they need to raise $150,000 in the next 24 hours to fund their Election Day Get-Out-the-Vote efforts against the NRA's attempt to recall two leaders who got a sweeping new gun law passed this spring.

Will you chip in $5 right now to stop the NRA?

Chip in $5

Dear MoveOn member,

Remember the feeling when Congress voted down the first common-sense gun measures being considered in years? 

Shock. Sadness. Anger. 

The one bright spot was that a bunch of states like Colorado did pass important new laws to reduce gun violence. Now the NRA is trying to make sure that never happens again.

They want to make an example out of Sen. John Morse—who courageously led the fight for Colorado's stronger gun laws—in order to bully and intimidate elected officials around the country. The NRA has launched a huge effort to recall Morse, and he's in serious danger. We urgently need to get John's back to show state leaders around the country that gun violence prevention is both the right thing to do and a winning election issue.

Click here to donate $5 to help Colorado Senate President John Morse beat the NRA.

The NRA scared enough U.S. Senators to defeat a federal universal background check bill in April.2  But courageous leaders at the local level like Sen. Morse didn't bend under pressure from the NRA, and he wasn't alone. Colorado State Senator Angela Giron bravely cast the deciding committee vote on key measures, like banning guns on college campuses—the NRA is trying to recall her too.3 

We've got to have their backs now.

Sens. Morse and Giron need to immediately begin mobilizing their base against the NRA. Will you donate $5 to make sure the NRA doesn't defeat these gun violence prevention champions?

Yes, I'll donate $5.

Thanks for all you do.

–Garlin, Stephen, Victoria, Susannah, and the rest of the team


1. "Facing a Recall After Supporting Stronger Gun Laws in Colorado," The New York Times, July 28, 2013

"Battle ahead as Colorado Democrat John Morse fights gun-based recall," The Denver Post, June 3, 2013

2. "Senate Scuttles Gun Limits," The Wall Street Journal, April 18, 2013

"Polls Plummet For Senators Who Voted No On Gun Background Checks," Talking Points Memo, April 29, 2013

3. "Colorado lawmakers advance gun control bills," KKCO 11 News, March 5, 2013


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