Wednesday, March 21, 2018

ACTION: PROTECT KIDS, NOT GUNS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**  
Wednesday, March 21, 2018  
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PROTECT KIDS, NOT GUNS 
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#EnoughIsEnough 
#GunReformNow
The facts are clear, stark, and unforgiving. 
Shootings are the third leading cause of death for American children. Every year nearly 1300 die and over 6000 are injured. 
In other developed countries, a single horrific attack on children has been enough to bring about meaningful gun control. In our country, after accepting NRA millions, legislators doubled down. They enacted pro-gun legislation, provided immunity from liability for the gun industry, and effectively halted government funds for gun violence research.
Now our children have had enough. They have found their voices and are speaking out. Led by Parkland shooting survivors, thousands all over the U.S. walked out of their schools on March 14th to protest gun violence. They’ve planned a nationwide march on March 24th. They protested at the White House. They stood up to the NRA and pro-gun politicians in debates. They started a movement. 
In many communities, student’s efforts have been obstructed by the very school authorities who should be most supportive. But they have not allowed their activism to be muted to “thoughts and prayers”.
Our children are leading the way. They demand a safe future. Adults must stand with them by calling on our representatives for comprehensive gun legislation.
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**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE** 
SAMPLE SCRIPT for everyone except Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. We have to protect our children’s futures from gun violence. I am calling to ask that the [Senator/Representative] work to introduce, support and pass comprehensive gun legislation now. Thank you."

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. We have to protect our children’s futures from gun violence. I am calling to ask that the Representative stop accepting money from the NRA and other gun industry lobbies and to support and pass comprehensive gun legislation. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: SEND THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. 
Share this post with friends and family, especially in red states. Urge them to tell their representatives to support comprehensive gun legislation. 
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**PHONE NUMBERS** 
SENATOR MERKLEY 
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753 
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750 
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298 
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129 
SENATOR WYDEN 
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244 
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229 
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142 
La Grande: (541) 960-7691 
CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1] 
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010 
CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2] 
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646, 
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400 
CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3] 
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300 
CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4] 
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732, 
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609 
CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5] 
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100, 
Oregon City (503) 557-1324

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