Today is the Interfaith Call-in Day to Prevent Gun Violence. Call your Senators and insist that they act to prevent gun violence. Ensure that the voices of faithful Americans ring throughout the halls of Congress.
Tomorrow, December 14th, is the one year anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown. Already, faithful advocates have come together several times to tell our lawmakers that we support common sense measures to prevent gun violence in this country, but it is time to unite our voices once again.
Add your voice to the chorus of others from diverse backgrounds and traditions that have spoken out to end gun violence. Call your Senators and tell them that we are committed to stopping the rampant gun violence problem plaguing our communities. Tell them that in memory of the children of Sandy Hook and the thousands of Americans killed every year by gun violence, we cannot afford inaction any longer. When you call your Senators and Representative, let them know that you are calling as a member of the faith community, and emphasize those of the policies which you support.
When you call, tell your Senators:
- 11,000 more Americans have been murdered with guns since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.
- The majority of Americans support gun violence prevention measures and wish the Senate would have passed the background check bill this year.
- Support the bipartisan Manchin-Toomey background check compromise.
- Require universal background checks for all gun purchases
- Ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines
- Make gun trafficking a federal crime
- Improve access to mental health services
Tested by our grief,
Inspired in our pursuit of justice,
Strengthened by our love for country and for God’s children
Resolute in our faith.
We call on our lawmakers and say:
Enough pain. Enough despair. Enough injustice. We can and must transform our grief into action.