Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Reporting back: Preventing gun violence Day of Action

Organizing for Action
Diane --

If Thursday was any indication, the NRA and the rest of the gun lobby better watch out: Last week's Day to Demand Action to prevent gun violence showed just how much support there is for common-sense legislation like universal background checks.

Here's a quick report back:

    -- Grassroots volunteers held more than 130 events across the country with thousands in attendance, from Tucson to West Palm Beach to Portsmouth.

    -- Supporters who couldn't make it spoke out online: The hashtag #DemandAction was the #1 trending topic nationally on Twitter, and our top Facebook post received more than 116,000 likes and 23,000 shares on Thursday alone.

    -- Our volunteer-led events received local and national media coverage on news outlets across the country, including CNN, Fox News, and hundreds of local ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliates.

Members of Congress were back in their home districts last week, and I guarantee they heard our voices.

Whether they do the right thing and pass legislation 92 percent of Americans support -- or cave to the powerful gun lobby -- depends on what we do next.

Add your name to the hundreds of thousands of Americans and OFA supporters demanding action to prevent gun violence:

We started a drumbeat last Thursday, and as long as we don't stop now, our representatives in Congress will have no choice but to act.

Thanks for being part of this fight.


Lindsay Siler
National Director of Issue Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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