Don’t take it from me that gun violence prevention organizers won the August congressional recess:
Just ask the gun lobby.
They were so nervous about our hundreds of grassroots events, they sent out guidance to their members to try to counter our work.
Suffice it to say: This is why our organizing matters. It’s also why we can’t back down now that we have some momentum. Passing legislation in Congress means facing down some powerful, well-funded interests. (They just happen to be special interests who are worried about what we’re up to, too.) . . .
The most heartening thing about August is that, from coast to coast, OFA organizers were recognized for their amazing work.
Local press took notice, because nearly every community has experienced the tragedies of gun violence.
We won August because of you — because it matters to you that we pass legislation to keep our children safe. And maybe because of the work we do, Congress will take action, so more families won’t have to grieve the loss of a loved one.
While the gun lobby is planning their efforts to beat back our progress, now’s the best time to keep fighting.
Today, I’m hoping that means you’ll chip in $5 or more right now:
Organizing for Action
P.S. — MaryAnn Piccioni, of Chester County, PA, said it best in the Daily Local News: “It’s important to let Congress see that these kind of issues matter to grassroots organizations.” Support Mary, and all the grassroots organizers across the country, and chip in $5 or more right now.
The other side will spend millions to maintain the status quo. We’re fighting for change — chip in $5 or more to support OFA today.