Dear MoveOn member,
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of people, including MoveOn members all around the country, will take to the streets to support the students and teachers from across the United States who are leading in this historic moment to confront gun violence.
In the five weeks since the Parkland shooting, even as hundreds of thousands of students have walked out of their classrooms, as gun violence has dominated the national political discourse, as major retailers have posed new restrictions on assault weapons, and even as the state of the Florida passed measures opposed by the NRA, Congress has done nothing—and young people across the country continue to fall victim to gun violence.
An average of 96 gun deaths occur every day.1 Since the Parkland massacre, there have been nine more school shootings.2 So why won't Republicans in Congress take action?
That's the question we're asking on billboards, on banners that will be flown from airplanes above marches, and on this sign that you can print—and bring to the march or hang in your window.
Gun violence won't be solved with just one piece of legislation. That's why MoveOn members have been pushing for federal and state actions, as well as pressuring corporations. Powered by members like you, MoveOn has granted $100,000 to organizations led by people of color that are deeply invested in combating gun violence in communities across the country. And MoveOn will continue to work to break the NRA's stranglehold on Congress—and hold accountable the Republican politicians who choose to protect gun lobbyists rather than our kids.
Thanks for all you do.
–Emma, Michael, Jo, Seth, and the rest of the team
1. "Gun Violence by the Numbers," Everytown for Gun Safety, accessed March 9, 2018
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