Dear MoveOn member,
Today, another school shooting. Today, more lives lost. Today, more blood on the hands of the NRA and each and every Republican in the National Rifle Association's pocket.
Today, Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. Early reports say that at least 10 people were killed and more were injured.1
Four weeks ago, it was Forest High School in Ocala, Florida. A month before that, Great Mills High School in Lexington Park, Maryland. Twelve days prior to that, the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. One day earlier, Huffman High School in Birmingham, Alabama. Five days before that, Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. And that's only since March 1.2 And it's only the shootings at schools.
When will it stop?
We have to vote the NRA out of office—by holding accountable each and every Republican who does the NRA's bidding day after day and ending GOP control of Congress this November.
It's long past time to #VoteThemOut.
"Thoughts and prayers" are empty words uttered by Republicans looking to draw your attention away from their culpability, from the blood on their hands. Donald Trump tweeted, "God bless all!"3 That won't save lives or confront the reality of violence.
Real action is this: MoveOn will register voters who are ready to confront gun violence, endorse 100 House candidates who believe that we must take action and who commit to following through, and end the GOP control of Congress. We're going to confront and defeat the NRA. We're going to elect a Congress that knows thoughts and prayers don't stop bullets.
Will you help out, Eddie, by chipping in now so we can endorse and support 100 candidates, end GOP control of Congress, and support efforts to register and mobilize voters who will demand action on gun violence?
Our broken hearts are with the students, teachers, staff, and community in Santa Fe, Texas, and with the schools, streets, and communities across the country where gun violence has exacted a human toll.
It's why MoveOn members have done so much already to confront the NRA, push businesses to drop their relationship to the NRA, support student-let protests, invest in organizations led by people of color that are confronting gun violence, and shine a spotlight on Republicans who are choosing the NRA over students' lives.
We need more than thoughts and prayers. Are you in?
Thanks for all you do.
–Justin, Anne, Maria, Nick, and the rest of the team
1. "10 killed in shooting at Texas' Santa Fe High School, official says," CNN, May 18, 2018
2. "List of school shootings in the United States," Wikipedia, accessed May 18, 2018
3. Tweet by Donald Trump, May 18, 2018
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