There are an average of 70 sexual assaults in the U.S. military every day (because the reporting system is a joke): http://thkpr.gs/15z8GCM

 

Women Senators take up the cause:

“Why, when it comes to sexual violence in the military, it could be different this time”

http://www.salon.com/2013/05/16/can_the_militarys_rape_problem_finally_be_addressed

 

WATCH: Rachel Maddow on VA Backlog of delivering benefits

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/vp/51812010/#51812010

(ALSO Daily Show’s hilarious segment “Red Tape Diaries” http://on.cc.com/16yXrtI )

Thank Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for her amendment stopping food stamp cuts for Veterans:

http://action.votevets.org/food-stamp

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In memory of the 26 children and teachers killed by someone who shouldn’t have been allowed to have a gun at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012:

and the 3,349 people who have been killed by guns since the Newtown tragedy (as of 3/28):

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/crime/2012/12/gun_death_tally_every_american_gun_death_since_newtown_sandy_hook_shooting.html

 

CHANGE YOUR PICS:

 

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CALL/FACEBOOK/TWEET your Senator & ALL undecided/opposed: #DEMANDACTION on Bill 649 & REJECT the “private sales” loophole!
http://thedailybeast.thisisyourreponguns.com
(Mark Warner @ 202-224-2023 has already announced support for this toothless compromise that would’ve allowed Adam Lanza to legally buy guns from his Mom without scrutiny)
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/04/10/1844301/in-blow-to-nra-bipartisan-duo-of-senators-to-announce-agreement-to-expand-background-checks

CALL via 855-440-4800 or http://ow.ly/jRxBs

(as seen on Maddow last night: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/vp/51486902)

 

According to these Democratic Senate offices “We Don’t Know” where they stand on UNIVERSAL background checks:

@MartinHeinrich @senatorreid @senatorhagan

@marylandrieu@senmarkpryor @senbennetco@senangusking @senatortomudall

@jontester @senatorshaheen

 

AGAINST:

@markwarner @sendonnelly @sen_joemanchin @senatorbegich @SenatorHeitkamp @MaxBaucus

WHY?

WATCH Virginia Senator Tim Kaine has announced support of gun reform

(ineffective background checks enabled the Virginia Tech massacre)

BUT he said calls “are about split…it is very important for those in favor to be heard”

http://nbcnews.to/10ETe2A


WATCH Barack Obama ask Americans to stand up & call for action to reduce gun violence in front of Sandy Hook families on Monday night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7MYLbOV9fY


& Sandy Hook families on 60 Minutes

http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/2373230339/newtown-families-on-gun-control-part-one

LEARN MORE:

http://www.barackobama.com/gun-reform

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/preventing-gun-violence

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