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.
ALSO: Habitat for Humanity for home re-building assistance
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)
Newsletter 4 Progress
(May 6, 2013)
DUE BY MIDNIGHT:
Organizing For Action Petition to Congressional Leaders on background checks
ICYMI: Barack & Conan @ White House Correspondents Dinner
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:
*** 5/6-7 Make Calls for Stephen Colbert’s sister vs Mark Sanford for Congress! (SC-1) ***
Video: Colbert-Busch v Mark Sanford 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 ***
*** 5/9 Terry McAuliffe for Governor’s Arlington Kickoff ***
Video:FFX Co for Terry McAuliffe Office Opening
*** 5/9 & 5/11 Democratic Endorsement Caucus (Arlington School Board) ***
Thursday Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/132076813651276
Video: School Board Caucus debate
Meet Barbara Kanninen: Women for Obama activist & Candidate!
*** 5/11 Montgomery County Young Dems’ Spring Ball Karaoke After-Party ***
*** 5/13 Gun Violence Discussion with CAP Action’s Tom Perriello ***
(hosted by Northern Virginia Young Dems)
*** 5/18 Terry McAuliffe Day of Action (VA / DC / MD Carpools) ***
*** 5/31-6/2 Young Democrats of America Spring Conference (WV) ***
(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
TELL THESE 6 SENATORS + @senatorheitkamp & Gabby Giffords’ members @senjohnmccain @jeffflake #WeDeserveAVote
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
How to help Boston Marathon victims or help your community:
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:
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/
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:
BUT THE NRA IS STILL FIGHTING TO CRUSH ANY REFORM & WE NEED SEVEN MORE VOTES!
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:
Join VP Biden and Call Senators here:
(you can also text MYVOICE to 8778877 or call 888-997-3976)
Facebook/Tweet/Call ALL Undecided/Opposed Senators here:
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)
“Filibuster” the Filibusters:
Join the 24-hour Vigil to read the names of people killed by gun violence at the Capitol this week!
Read why UNIVERSAL Background Checks Matter:
politics/2013/04/10/1845721/ your-essential-guide-to-the- background-check-debate
& Change Your Pics to show your support: