NEWSLETTER

(June 19. 2013)

 

 

*** EVENTS & ACTION ROUND UP ***

 

Browse Events & Actions:

http://www.networkforprogress.com/events

(Become a N4P Contributor: Email network4progress@gmail.com to submit events/actions)

 

 

***6/19: Campus Progress Summer Kick-Off Happy Hour ***

6:00pm – 8:00pm Wednesday, June 19th

Madhatter, 1319 Connecticut Avenue NW. Washington, DC 20036 (Dupont)

 

Come meet other progressives in Washington, DC, as well as the Campus Progress staff at our annual Summer Kick-Off Party.

 

This year’s event is co-hosted by: United States Student Association, Young Invincibles, Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, Rock the Vote, League of Young Voters, The Sierra Student Coalition, Advocates for Youth, Generational Alliance, Energy Action Coalition, AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers, Working America, SEIU Millennials, Generations Initiative, The Bus Federation, and Wellstone Action.

 

You will have the opportunity to hear about progressive ideas and Campus Progress’ programs in progressive activism, journalism and more events that are planned for this summer, including our National Conference held in July.

 

No cover, 2 free drink tickets per guest. 18+ to enter, 21 to drink. I.D. required.

 

REGISTER (required):

http://campusprogress.org/events/summer_kick_off_party1/

 

RSVP & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/530509066985732/

 

 

*** 6/19-25: Ed Markey for Senate phone banking @ DNC HQ OR @ HOME! ***

http://www.edmarkey.com

 

*Virtual Phone Bank: Email emily@edmarkey.org to get the daily login so you can make calls on your computer!

(please cc network4progress@gmail.com so we can track our N4P callers)

 

*DNC Headquarters phone bank @ Capital South

430 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Enter on Ivy Street.)

– featuring 6/20 Young Democrats Night with YDA National President Rod Snyder

with snacks provided!

 

Ed is leading in the polls but in a special election anything is possible so please help us protect John Kerry’s Senate Seat on Tuesday, June 25th!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Josh Harris at (202) 479-5170 or by email at harrisj@dnc.org.

 

SIGN UP FOR A DNC HQ SHIFT HERE:

http://my.democrats.org/page/s/SignUpToVolunteer

 

 

*** 6/20-23: Netroots Nation (San Jose) Live Stream & #NN13 Conversation ***

http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn13/follow-nn13-at-home/

 

 

*** 6/26: Congressional Women’s Softball Game ***

Watkins Recreation Center, 420 12th Street Southeast, Washington, DC 20003

 

Join us on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 for the Fifth Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game when a bi-partisan group of women Members of Congress take the field against the the women of the DC Press Corps.

 

REGISTER: http://cwsoftballgame.eventbrite.com

 

 

*** 6/29: Capital Cause Young Philanthropists Brunch ***

 

The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square, 1315 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

 

 

The 2013 Capital Cause Young Philanthropists’ Industry Brunch will connect 300 of DC’s Young Philanthropists, Trailblazers and Changemakerswith top business leaders from ten different industries over a power brunch.  This event – designed to network Young Philanthropists with top industry professionals in an intimate setting – will not only take your career to the next level but will also position you to help fund grants to a worthy nonprofit of your choice.

 

REGISTER: http://cc2013brunch.eventbrite.com/

 

RSVP & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/594351880584704/?fref=ts

 

*** 2013 Young Democrats of America National Convention (San Antonio) ***

– $80 Early Bird Rate ends 6/28!

 

We are excited to announce the Young Democrats of America’s 2013 Biennial National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on August 8 – 11.  

 

This is the largest event that YDA hosts every two years with 1,000 Young Democrats expected to attend from all fifty states.  If you don’t participate in a single other Young Democrat conference, this is the one you don’t want to miss.

 

We are working with the Texas Young Democrats to put together the most exciting convention in YDA history, including political trainings, guest speakers and other special events. YDA national officer elections for the 2013 – 2015 term will also be held on Sunday, August 11.  

 

REGISTER HERE:

https://yda.wiredforchange.com/o/720/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=13416

 

RSVP & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/465901236821319

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*** EMAIL & CALL CONGRESS ON STUDENTS LOANS BY 6/30 ***   

YDA’s “Don’t Double My Rate!” Campaign

 

Federal student loan rates are set to double on July 1 if Congress doesn’t take action.  Send an email to your members of Congress today telling them to keep the current insterest rate of 3.4 percent.  

 

Whether you are currently enrolled in college, graduated a few years ago, or hope to attend someday; whether you were first in your family to earn a higher degree or you continued a proud tradition, the opportunity of a college education was made possible, for many of us, by access to affordable student loans.

 

Unfortunately, tough economic conditions in recent years and skyrocketing tuition costs have created unique challenges for our generation.  To make matters worse, if Congress doesn’t take action, federal student loan rates are set to double on July 1 making access to a college education even more difficult.

 

Let me be clear, no one who is willing to work hard and improve the quality of their life and that of their community should mortgage their future in order to attend college.  Republicans in Congress continue to threaten the economic stability of our generation by failing to act with a deadline approaching.

 

The American dream is built on a foundation of hard work, equal opportunity and upward mobility. Access to a college education is an important part of that foundation, and Republican inaction and misplaced priorities put us all at risk. For America to be truly competitive in the 21st century global economy, we need more college graduates, not fewer.

 

Let’s win this fight!  Contact your member of Congress today:

http://action.yda.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=202

 

*** NEWS ROUND UP ***

Contact Congress regarding any of these issues here:

www.senate.govhttp://govsm.com/w/Senate (social media listings)

www.house.govhttp://govsm.com/w/House (social media listings)

 

*IMMIGRATION NEWS*

Non-Partisan CBO Report: Senate Reform Bill increases GDP by 3.3% in 2023 & 5.4% in 2033 & Reduces Deficit by $200B in 2023 & $900B by 2033 http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/18/cbo-report-immigration-reform-will-shrink-deficit-and-grow-economy

 

*VETERANS NEWS*

What The Military Is Doing To Address Sexual Assault

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/06/14/2150351/military-address-sexual-assault/

 

*INCOME INEQUALITY NEWS*

White House GIF: “The Great Gatsby” Curve

http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/post/52721470601/youve-probably-heard-of-the-great-gatsby-but

 

1Q 2013: Biggest Drop In Wages Ever

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/07/2121581/first-quarter-of-2013-saw-largest-wage-drop-ever/

 

Six Charts That Show Its Time To Reset The Budget Debate

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/06/2112261/six-charts-that-show-its-time-to-reset-the-budget-debate

 

*POLITICAL NEWS*

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/06/14/the-best-congressional-approval-chart-ever/?wprss=rss_the-fix

 

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NEWSLETTER USA

(June 19. 2013)

 

 

*** EVENTS & ACTION ROUND UP ***

 

*** 6/19-25: Ed Markey for Senate phone banking @ DNC HQ OR @ HOME! ***

http://www.edmarkey.com

 

*Virtual Phone Bank: Email emily@edmarkey.org to get the daily login so you can make calls on your computer!

(please cc network4progress@gmail.com so we can track our N4P callers)

Ed is leading in the polls but in a special election anything is possible (remember Scott Brown?) so please help us protect John Kerry’s Senate Seat on Tuesday, June 25th!

 

*** 6/20-23: Netroots Nation (San Jose) Live Stream & #NN13 Conversation ***

http://www.netrootsnation.org/nn13/follow-nn13-at-home/

 

*** 2013 Young Democrats of America National Convention (San Antonio) ***

– $80 Early Bird Rate ends 6/28!

 

We are excited to announce the Young Democrats of America’s 2013 Biennial National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on August 8 – 11.  

 

This is the largest event that YDA hosts every two years with 1,000 Young Democrats expected to attend from all fifty states.  If you don’t participate in a single other Young Democrat conference, this is the one you don’t want to miss.

 

We are working with the Texas Young Democrats to put together the most exciting convention in YDA history, including political trainings, guest speakers and other special events. YDA national officer elections for the 2013 – 2015 term will also be held on Sunday, August 11.  

 

REGISTER HERE:

https://yda.wiredforchange.com/o/720/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=13416

 

RSVP & SHARE ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/events/465901236821319

 

*** EMAIL & CALL CONGRESS ON STUDENTS LOANS BY 6/30 ***   

YDA’s “Don’t Double My Rate!” Campaign

 

Federal student loan rates are set to double on July 1 if Congress doesn’t take action.  Send an email to your members of Congress today telling them to keep the current insterest rate of 3.4 percent.  

 

Whether you are currently enrolled in college, graduated a few years ago, or hope to attend someday; whether you were first in your family to earn a higher degree or you continued a proud tradition, the opportunity of a college education was made possible, for many of us, by access to affordable student loans.

 

Unfortunately, tough economic conditions in recent years and skyrocketing tuition costs have created unique challenges for our generation.  To make matters worse, if Congress doesn’t take action, federal student loan rates are set to double on July 1 making access to a college education even more difficult.

 

Let me be clear, no one who is willing to work hard and improve the quality of their life and that of their community should mortgage their future in order to attend college.  Republicans in Congress continue to threaten the economic stability of our generation by failing to act with a deadline approaching.

 

The American dream is built on a foundation of hard work, equal opportunity and upward mobility. Access to a college education is an important part of that foundation, and Republican inaction and misplaced priorities put us all at risk. For America to be truly competitive in the 21st century global economy, we need more college graduates, not fewer.

 

Let’s win this fight!  Contact your member of Congress today:

http://action.yda.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=202

 

 

*** N4P NEWS ROUND UP ***

Contact Congress regarding any of these issues here:

www.senate.govhttp://govsm.com/w/Senate (social media listings)

www.house.govhttp://govsm.com/w/House (social media listings)

 

*IMMIGRATION NEWS*

Non-Partisan CBO Report: Senate Reform Bill increases GDP by 3.3% in 2023 & 5.4% in 2033 & Reduces Deficit by $200B in 2023 & $900B by 2033 http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/18/cbo-report-immigration-reform-will-shrink-deficit-and-grow-economy

 

*VETERANS NEWS*

What The Military Is Doing To Address Sexual Assault

http://thinkprogress.org/security/2013/06/14/2150351/military-address-sexual-assault/

 

*INCOME INEQUALITY NEWS*

White House GIF: “The Great Gatsby” Curve

http://whitehouse.tumblr.com/post/52721470601/youve-probably-heard-of-the-great-gatsby-but

 

1Q 2013: Biggest Drop In Wages Ever

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/07/2121581/first-quarter-of-2013-saw-largest-wage-drop-ever/

 

Six Charts That Show Its Time To Reset The Budget Debate

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/06/06/2112261/six-charts-that-show-its-time-to-reset-the-budget-debate

 

*POLITICAL NEWS*

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/06/14/the-best-congressional-approval-chart-ever/?wprss=rss_the-fix

 

 

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DONATE ONLINE or TEXT “REDCROSS” to 90999

and make a $10 donation to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support the Oklahoma response effort.

http://www.redcross.org/donate/index.jsp?donateStep=2&itemId=prod10002

 

ALSO: Habitat for Humanity for home re-building assistance

http://www.habitat.org/cd/giving/one/donate.aspx?link=486

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WATCH: OFA volunteers & victims of gun violence delivered 1.4 million signatures to Congress

http://OFA.BO/uiwb4P


 

 

 

 

Obama phones OFA organizer &

former DC For Obama chair hit by stray bullet:

http://huff.to/17uaMDQ

 

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)

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Newsletter 4 Progress

(May 6, 2013)

DUE BY MIDNIGHT:

Organizing For Action Petition to Congressional Leaders on background checks

https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/call-on-congress-to-act

 

ICYMI: Barack & Conan @ White House Correspondents Dinner

http://www.politico.com/white-house-correspondents-dinner-video

 

WATCH:The Daily Show hunts VA docs in Zero Dark 900,000!
(Pt 1:http://on.cc.com/16yVfSS Pt 2:http://on.cc.com/16yYOIL)

 

Support Vets: Enter for chance to hang out with Jon Stewart! http://bit.ly/MeetStewartOliver
#EndtheVAbacklog Petition: http://iava.org/storm-hill-2013-petition-bak

 

Dow hits 15,000! Big News for job numbers:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/03/the-april-jobs-report-in-8-charts/

EVENT DETAILS:

*** 5/6-7 Make Calls for Stephen Colbert’s sister vs Mark Sanford for Congress! (SC-1) ***

http://colbertbuschforcongress.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanui/login?destination=vpb#register

 

BACKGROUND:

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2013/05/05/1958041/elizabeth-colbert-busch-profile/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/05/elizabeth-colbert-busch-post-and-courier_n_3219804.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Video: Colbert-Busch v Mark Sanford debate

http://charleston.patch.com/articles/replay-mark-sanford-elizabeth-colbert-busch-debate

She is getting hit by dirty trick calls as the polls are tight so please help her out between now and Election Day tomorrow!

 

*** 5/7 OFA-VA Immigration Constituent Meeting @ Mark Warner’s DC Office ***

https://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gskjfc

 

*** 5/9 Terry McAuliffe for Governor’s Arlington Kickoff ***

http://action.terrymcauliffe.com/page/event/detail/campaignlaunch/jv

Video:FFX Co for Terry McAuliffe Office Opening

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljJCXLDQMiI

 

*** 5/9 & 5/11 Democratic Endorsement Caucus (Arlington School Board) ***

Thursday Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/132076813651276

Saturday: https://www.facebook.com/events/282929831842685

 

Video: School Board Caucus debate

http://bluevirginia.us/diary/9219/videos-arlington-county-school-board-debate

 

Meet Barbara Kanninen: Women for Obama activist & Candidate!

http://www.bluevirginia.us/diary/8807/exclusive-interview-arlington-county-school-board-candidate-barbara-kanninen

 

*** 5/11 Montgomery County Young Dems’ Spring Ball Karaoke After-Party ***

https://www.facebook.com/events/269573439846990

 

*** 5/13 Gun Violence Discussion with CAP Action’s Tom Perriello ***

(hosted by Northern Virginia Young Dems)

https://www.facebook.com/events/284882214980543

 

*** 5/18 Terry McAuliffe Day of Action (VA / DC / MD Carpools) ***

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEgzU3F3WWRaTHE1V3dMaWsxcV9DNWc6MQ

 

*** 5/31-6/2 Young Democrats of America Spring Conference (WV) ***

https://yda.wiredforchange.com/o/720/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=13410

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In honor of Earth Day and the importance of community we witnessed last week join the Greater DC Servathon on Saturday: Teams include Women’s Information Network, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, Young Consultants of DC and 20s & 30s Going Out Group!

REGISTER FOR SATURDAY’S SERVATION TODAY:

 http://servathon2013.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1061723

(4/22 is technically the deadline but you might be able to join a team later in the week if needed)

AND Help Boston Victims or people in your own community here:

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/help-boston-marathon-victims_n_3087183.html

(Watch: President Obama’s Memorial Service Remarks http://at.wh.gov/kd1RA)

FEATURED EVENT THIS WEEK:

4/22-26 “In The Capital-Politics” Launch Happy Hours

http://5nights.eventbrite.com

(Mon: 201 Bar / Tue: One Lounge / Wed: Local 16 / Thu: Bar Code / Fri: Top of the Hill)

TOMORROW: 7AM-8PM DC SPECIAL ELECTION DAY

http://www.dcboee.org/voter_info/find_pollingplace

(Republican in a tight race with Democrats: http://www.anitabonds.com &www.elissa2013.com)

 

Candidate Voter Guide:

 http://dcist.com/2013/04/your_dcist_voters_guide_for_the_apr.php

Watch: DC for Democracy Candidate Forum (Part 1 of 8):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uos8aboLleg

 

GUN REFORM UPDATE:

 

With Gabby Giffords and Newtown parents behind him, President Obama made one of the most passionate speeches of his presidency on Thursday to condemn the outrageous cowardice of the U.S. Senators who voted down a modest advance in gun safety:

 

WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr9x1CzW2Yw

(Gabby’s response in New York Times op-ed: http://goo.gl/E9kXI)

 

The good news is it is very apparent that this fight has just begun as it took about six hours after the background check bill was defeated for gunmen to shut down an ENTIRE CITY as we learned the truth that it takes up to 9,000 GOOD GUYS WITH GUNS to stop a bad guy with a gun.

 

Unfortunately, now that the voting is over people seem to be galvanized to protest but that means we have more momentum now than we did last week so join the Movement now!

 

THANK OUR LOCAL SENATORS Barbara Milkuski, Ben Cardin, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (he voted against assault weapon ban & limited magazines though) for their support of gun reform AND CONFRONT THE 45 SENATORS WHO OPPOSED REFORM via Email/Facebook/Tweet:

http://www.demandaction.org/ShameOnYou?akid=598.788980.MgZh1X&rd=1&t=2

(The Senators who voted against gun reform had received a combined $7,815,894 from the gun lobby:http://buff.ly/Z9hk6x)

 

ALSO DONATE TO RED STATE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED FOR REFORM:

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WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr9x1CzW2Yw

obama speech
(this might be Obama’s greatest speech as President because he used passion over prose in front of Newtown families & Gabby Giffords – who wrote a great NYT op-ed today: http://goo.gl/E9kXI)

A NEW MOVEMENT HAS BEEN CREATED & 2014 WILL BE ITS NEXT TEST SO LETS START ROUND 2!

Donate to Red State Democrats who voted for background checks: https://secure.actblue.com/page/rsdwvfmt?refcode=tw2
(donors are starting to discuss punshing with their wallets too: http://ow.ly/kcpA2 )

Tweet all senators who voted against background checks: http://huff.to/15gpUDV

Call your Senators to thank them OR put them on notice: http://ow.ly/kcw7a

 

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TELL THESE 6 SENATORS + @senatorheitkamp & Gabby Giffords’ members @senjohnmccain @jeffflake #WeDeserveAVote

http://www.demandaction.org/keysenators?akid=503.788980.pmPJsE&rd=1&t=1

Let them know they need to listen to 90% of their constituents because #WeDeserveAVote on #ManchinToomey expanded background checks to close the gun show/internet sales loophole because terrorists & criminals aren’t covered by the 2nd Amendment and Congress should be more afraid of them than the NRA.

Especially if you or a friend lives in New Hampshire, Indiana, Arkansas, Arizona, North Dakota, Montana, Louisiana or Alaska please call too: 888–635-3371 or txt “MyVoice” to 877877

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Another day and another tragedy….how appropriate this time:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2013/04/14/man-shoots-himself-at-nra-500.html
But people are having their voice heard! (see below on how to #DemandAction too)
WATCH: Sandy Hook victim’s mother delivers the President’s Weekly Address
WATCH: Organizing For Action”We Have Not Forgotten” Vigils in Northern Virginia covered by NBC 4
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Vigils-for-Gun-Violence-Victims-Held-in-Vienna-202859221.html

Yet as many of you know, last week the Senate voted 68-31 to allow “debate” on Bill 649, the Safe Schools, Safe Communities Act and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin (WV) and Republican Senator Pat Toomey (PA) negotiated a compromise to close the gun show and internet loopholes for avoiding background checks since 40% of gun sales are currently unchecked. Watch the SNL parody:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/04/14/saturday-night-live-on-the-toomey-manchin-gun-control-compromise

Private sales are probably responsible for 78% of gun crimes so this is the BARE minimum of what is required and what families of lost loved ones deserve: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/04/11/gun-experts-on-the-manchin-toomey-bill-it-is-a-step-forward-but-a-small-step

90% of Americans believe dangerous people don’t deserve 2nd Amendment Rights BUT children deserve the Right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness yet our system doesn’t work that way so our country has a homicide rate THREE TIMES HIGHER than Somalia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

 

BUT THE NRA IS STILL FIGHTING TO CRUSH ANY REFORM & WE NEED SEVEN MORE VOTES!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/04/15/down-to-the-wire-for-expanded-background-checks


#DEMANDACTION NOW:

98% of people on the constituent advocacy platform PopVox are saying they are AGAINST Bill 649 so we need your voice to show ALL Senators you want common sense background checks!!!

(this is percentage is not necessarily true of every senator’s office so your outreach might help even the score)

Email Your Senators to support Bill 649 here:

https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/113/s649

 

Join VP Biden and Call Senators here:

http://www.demandaction.org/SupportGunReform?akid=584.788980.O8v_1e&rd=1&t=1

(you can also text MYVOICE to 8778877 or call 888-997-3976)

 

Facebook/Tweet/Call ALL Undecided/Opposed Senators here:

http://thedailybeast.thisisyourreponguns.com

Undecided include Heitcamp (D-ND), Begich (D-AK), Pryor (D-AR), Donnelly (D-IN), Baucus (D-MT), Landrieu (D-LA),

Heller (R-NV), Ayotte (R-NH), McCain (R-AZ)

       

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/15/gun-control-vote_n_3085610.html

 

“Filibuster” the Filibusters:

Join the 24-hour Vigil to read the names of people killed by gun violence at the Capitol this week!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yKMnMOGXSKZ6rUCKiERaIB4cC9CWpfBYSm406L_Q9cY/viewform

(learn more: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/04/13/1857291/in-12-hours-gun-violence-victims-read-the-names-of-over-3300-people-shot-to-death-since-newtown)


(especially your friends in states with swing senators!)

 

Read why UNIVERSAL Background Checks Matter:

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/04/10/1845721/your-essential-guide-to-the-background-check-debate

 

& Change Your Pics to show your support:

 

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