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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*** Inauguration 2013 grassroots facebook event ***

http://www.facebook.com/events/199084213557662

 

*** 2013 OFFICIAL INAUGURATION INFORMATION ***

http://2013pic.orghttp://www.inaugural.senate.gov

https://www.facebook.com/2013inauguration

https://twitter.com/obamainaugural

**** Saturday 1/19 INAUGURAL DAY OF SERVICE ***

 

10, 12:30pm, 3pm Presidential Inaugural Committee shifts on National Mall

http://www.2013pic.org/service/dc

(Questions? Email Adrian Robinson at arobinson@2013pic.org)

 

Serve with Arlington Democrats for Arlington Food Assistance Center

http://www.facebook.com/events/437243139681227

 

*** FEATURED: N4P & Sip With Socialites @ Service Member Care Package Project ***

(2:15pm N4P featured shift followed by drinks??? Call/txt Jim @ 703-867-5070 or jimmcbride13@gmail.com to join us)

Network For Progress members will join Erin Lyons and the ladies from Sip With Socialites who will be lending a hand, along with thousands, as we honor our nation’s active duty military and veterans, in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision to bridge differences and come together in unity.

On Saturday, January 19th, from 9 AM to 4:45 PM, volunteers will pack 100,000 care kits for deployed US Service Members, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and First Responders at the DC Armory.

Points of Light and Target have organized this signature national service project in Washington DC to engage the community and show appreciation to those serving our country. Volunteers may sign up individually or as a group for 2.5-hour shifts. Such a small commitment for a wonderful cause.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER:
http://sipwithsocialites.com/washington-dc/join-erin-lyons-on-martin-luther-king-jr-for-a-day-of-service.html

 

*** Friday 1/18 Inauguration Weekend Happy Hour ***

http://www.facebook.com/events/455853637807227

 

*** Friday 1/18 Party Politics Inaugural Party @ Nick’s Riverside Grill ***

Buy $15 Advance Tickets: http://partypoliticsinaugural.eventbrite.com

 

Share on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/559604187384240

 

*** Saturday 1/19 MLK Walk for Statehood

& Sunday 1/20 Statehood Countdown Party @ Busboys & Poets ***

http://the51st.org/2013/01/14/dc-statehood-events-on-inaugural-weekend/

 

*** Saturday 1/19 Grassroots Ball @ State Theater (Falls Church) ***

(benefiting Arlington Food Assistance Center)

Buy $50 Advance Tickets: http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/e1624.xml

(15-20 minute walk from the East Falls Church metro)

 

*** Sunday 1/20 Organizers Ball @ Recessions ***

(sponsored by New Organizing Institute)

FREE RSVP:

http://act.neworganizing.com/survey/HH_2012_12_1_Organizers_Ball

*** Monday 1/21 BrightestYoungThings.com Inauguration Spectacular @ Bohemian Caverns ***

(all-day event)

Buy $20 Advance Tickets: http://inaug2013.eventbrite.com

 

MORE INAUGURATION EVENTS:

http://demlist.com/calendar_login.php

http://www.eventbrite.com/presidential-inauguration

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WATCH: President Obama’s moving words @ Newtown, CT Memorial Service
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfaYUrgcCrY&feature=inp-tw-ype-50
(“We cannot tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change.”)

TAKE ACTION ON PUBLIC SAFETY:
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/immediately-address-issue-gun-control-through-introduction-legislation-congress/2tgcXzQC

http://www.bradycampaign.org/

http://www.demandaplan.org

BACKGROUND:
United States ranks 66th in the world in gun-related deaths:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_firearm-related_death_rate

10 Facts about Guns in the U.S.
http://www.upworthy.com/10-terrifying-facts-about-guns-in-the-us?c=upw1

6 Extreme Policies That Prove The NRA Is Out Of Step With America
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/17/1345641/nra-gun-laws
(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)

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