Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Rudderless bunch of idiots"

Dear MoveOn member,

I just saw this interview with Richard Martinez, the father of one of the victims of the shooting rampage at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In the midst of his overwhelming grief, Mr. Martinez had the courage, the strength, and the moral clarity to call out our national leaders for their total failure to take action to stop gun violence.  

It's the most heartbreaking and electrifying interview I've seen in years. You have to watch: 

I want to put Mr. Martinez's interview in front of every member of Congress, every Hill staffer, and key state legislators around the country, right now—while the whole country is watching. 

I checked with our ad team, and they say there's a way we can do exactly that: by saturating DC with video ads and surgically targeting elected officials, their staff, and key influencers around the country. We can make it hard for them to escape his call to action.
This isn't the entire solution to gun violence in America—we're still fighting for comprehensive gun violence prevention policies. But right now, the most important thing we can each do is to amplify Mr. Martinez's powerful voice.

Will you chip in $3 to make sure Congress and state legislators can't miss the raw power of Mr. Martinez's message? If enough of us chip in, we'll immediately saturate DC with ads featuring this video, and make sure key state lawmakers see it too:
Thanks for all you do—and please hug your loved ones today. 

–Garlin, Jo, Anna, Stephen, and the rest of the team

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