Dear MoveOn member,
Something courageous and inspiring is happening in Washington, D.C. right now. Senator Chris Murphy has had enough of senseless gun-related tragedies and he's nearing his eleventh hour of a filibuster for common sense gun reform.1
Sen. Murphy is fed up with Congress’s inability to take meaningful action in the face of an epidemic of gun violence. And now it's up to MoveOn members to stand with him as he stands up to the NRA, which has long been the barrier to enacting necessary legislation.
Can you send a message of support to Sen. Murphy? You can also pledge to donate $1 or more for every hour of the senator's filibuster, and we'll use the funds to support his bold efforts.
Click here to stand with Sen. Murphy as he fights for common sense gun laws.
Earlier today, Sen. Murphy took to the Senate floor to honor the innocent people murdered at an Orlando LGBT club—and elsewhere—and said he would filibuster as long as he could in an effort to force the Senate to take up meaningful, common sense gun reform.2 And Senate Democrats are piling on.3
In the aftermath of recent gun-related tragedies—Sandy Hook, San Bernardino, Aurora—we’ve seen the same response: a few days of shock, some hollow promises for action, and then politicians slink away, too afraid to stand up to the NRA.
But not today. Thanks to Sen. Murphy.
The majority of Americans want common sense gun reform, including the half a million MoveOn members who signed a petition this week calling for an assault weapons ban.4,5
That's why MoveOn members stand with Sen. Murphy and other leaders pushing for urgently-needed reform. Today and as long as it takes to win.
Click here to pledge your support and send words of encouragement directly to Sen. Murphy, which we’ll make sure he sees. You can also pledge $1 or more for each hour he filibusters, to encourage him to continue as long as possible.
Sen. Murphy said today, “I’m going to remain on this floor until we get some signal, some sign that we can ... get a path forward on addressing this epidemic in a meaningful, bipartisan way."6
Senator Murphy is doing his part. Let’s do ours and stand with him.
Thanks for all you do.
—Jo, Maria, Milan, Ilya, and the rest of the team
P.S. If you want to watch democracy in action, click here to watch the live stream of Sen. Murphy's filibuster.
1. "Murphy And Democrats Lead Senate Filibuster In Bid To Force Gun Control Debate," Hartford Courant, June 15, 2016
2. "Democratic senator launches filibuster over guns," CNN, June 15, 2016
3. "Dems take over floor to protest Senate inaction on gun control," The Hill, June 15, 2016
4. "Americans Back Obama's Proposals to Address Gun Violence," Gallup, January 23, 2013
5. "Ban Assault Weapons Now," MoveOn.org, accessed June 15, 2016
6. "Murphy And Democrats Lead Senate Filibuster In Bid To Force Gun Control Debate," Hartford Courant, June 15, 2016
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