WATCH: OFA volunteers & victims of gun violence delivered 1.4 million signatures to Congress
Obama phones OFA organizer &
former DC For Obama chair hit by stray bullet:
PROGRESS: O’Malley signs tough gun safety law http://wapo.st/10ztnWS
CAP REPORT: Having a gun in the home increases the risk of homicide of an intimate partner by 8x compared to households without guns http://ampr.gs/130PxCO
CALL/EMAIL/FB/TWEET HOUSE MEMBERS
TO SUPPORT BACKGROUND CHECKS: buff.ly/10u46gJ
(9 Reasons: Why Progress on stronger gun laws is within reach. http://ampr.gs/12RgVD9)
FACTS V MYTH:
78% of gun crimes result from private non-commercial sales
Americans are so careless with guns they’re letting their kids get access to them
not to mention the terrorists too:
Dear Hope Mongers,
“What we’re facing is the passion gap” – Rep. Jan Schakowsky
So, we need your passion right now. If you agree with law enforcement and Sandy Hook parents, in the interest of Public Safety, that criminals, terrorists and the mentally ill should be prevented from LEGALLY buying unlimited weaponry then have your voice heard today. The Second Amendment allows for a “well-regulated” militia not an “un-regulated” militia and thousands die every year because the fringe refuses to support common sense and is willing to fight against it.
WATCH President Obama: “Shame on us if we have forgotten. We need your voice heard. “ http://www.c-span.org/flvPop.
WATCH Sandy Hook parents on 60 Minutes last night: http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_
READ Ronald Reagan’s letter to Congress against Assault Weapons:
that support UNIVERSAL background checks and support common sense gun reforms like Bill 649!!!
(every voice matters….we’re being out-called in Senator Warner’s office by 2-1)
Search and Contact all Senators opposed or undecided:
(there are up to 17 Democratic senators UNCLEAR or AGAINST universal background checks)
AND SHARE THIS WHEREVER YOU CAN:
Thanks for proving once again that Yes We Can!!!
Network For Progress
|WNDC meet-up location for March|
|SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013, 10:00am-10:30 am SW corner of 3rd & Maryland Aves, SW Just beyond Independence Ave walking from Federal Center SW metro stop. Across from
National Museum of The American Indian and facing March gathering area.
Look for First gate to outside garden of US Botanical Gardens. Look for white balloon in
front of gate.
Those wishing to meet up with WNDC at the Washington Monument around 11:45 a.m. for
speeches should look for 2 white balloons.
|WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013, 10:00 A.M.
WHAT: Unaffiliated with any organization, the March is the brainchild of Washington Arena StageArtistic Director Molly Smith, American Indian activist Suzanne Blue Star Boy and other local volunteer activists.
One Million Moms for Gun Control, formed immediately after Newtown, signed on recently to co-sponsor
the event. News of the March has spread through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/
Twitter (@GunCtrlMarch) and other social media.
Third Street, NW, across from the National Museum of the American Indian. At 11 a.m., they will walk in
silence along Constitution Avenue to the Washington Monument carrying hundreds of white signs, each bearing the name of a gun-violence victim.
Joined by Newtown families, the District of Columbia’s Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton,
Mayor Vincent Gray, and Councilmembers David Grosso, Kenyan McDuffie and Tommy Wells
will lead the March carrying a banner that reads “When we stand together, we stand a chance.”
Speakers will include
U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.);
Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund;
Senior Pastor Dean Snyder of Foundry United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C.;
Virginia Tech massacre survivor Colin Goddard;
Shannon Watts, founder of One Million Moms for Gun Control;
and Hollywood actress Kathleen Turner, who has starred in movies such as Romancing the Stone (1984) and Body Heat (1981).
The program features speeches, as well as musical performances by Broadway and Washington actors.
HOW DO I GET THERE? The closest Metro station to the Washington Monument is Smithsonian,
served by blue and orange lines (exits at D and 12th St, NW and Independence & 12th St, NW).
The closest Metro stations to the Capitol Building are Union Station (red line, 40 Massachusetts Ave NE)
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO HELP? DONATE! It costs money for production, advertising, portapotties,
and signing, for example. Donate what you can here. http://www.guncontrolmarch.
** Shattering the Silence and Spreading the Light – A Vigil & March for Jyothi Pandey ***
3pm-6pm Saturday, January 26
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
(marching to Gandhi Statue on Massachusetts Avenue)
Jyoti Singh Pandey, a 23 year old female student was brutally gang raped in
Jyoti means “light” in Hindi. Her death sheds a light on abuse, harassment, sexual assault
and systemic injustices that lead to silence and inaction. There are countless women and girls that grow up ignored, neglected, abused, and must struggle everyday to survive as they face gender discrimination in every aspect
of their society.
Let us shatter the silence and let her be the light for all women. We can work together to make changes
in how we view one other, and how we value every member in our society so that this does not, cannot,
Let us come together in solidarity and draw strength from our community to raise our voices for a
(feel free to call/txt/email to meet up with other Network For Progress members)
WATCH: President Obama’s moving words @ Newtown, CT Memorial Service
(“We cannot tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change.”)
United States ranks 66th in the world in gun-related deaths:
10 Facts about Guns in the U.S.
6 Extreme Policies That Prove The NRA Is Out Of Step With America
(NRA “About Us” page says plenty about rifle ranges and education but nothing about unlimited access to personal firearms: http://membership.nrahq.org/about-us.asp)