One year ago this week, two young reporters named Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot to death during a live television interview.
After their horrific murders, Americans responded to Alison's father's call to do whatever it takes to prevent more daughters and sons from being taken by gun violence. Even after thousands of Americans took action, Congress still failed to act. And since that day one year ago, tens of thousands of Americans have had their lives cut short by gun violence with countless others injured.
Americans are tired of mourning. You can feel it. Our national outrage has reached a tipping point -- and now we need to turn that outrage into action. This November, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change our country's direction by electing gun sense champions. But we've got a tough fight ahead of us, and we need your help.
If we want to win this November, we need gun sense supporters like you to pitch in. Sign up to get involved in your community and help make election day a turning point in our fight to end gun violence. An organizer will follow up with you in the coming days about how you can get involved locally in the fight to elect gun sense champions.
For years, the NRA went unchallenged, buying influence with legislators and pushing their extremist agenda. But they're not prepared to take on people like you and me -- everyday Americans tired of mourning young lives cut short or changed forever by gun violence, and fed up with politicians doing the NRA's bidding.
Our movement has grown in ways we couldn't have imagined a year ago. The power of everyday Americans standing up and vowing to do whatever it takes is so much stronger than the NRA's high-paid lobbyists -- and they know it.
We need your help to make the 2016 election a landslide victory for gun sense by:
- Mobilizing gun sense voters by phone, mail, and in-person
- Registering voters, especially in states where gun safety laws are on the ballot
- Exposing NRA politicians for their hypocrisy and inaction
- Supporting gun sense candidates up and down the ticket
We said whatever it takes, and we meant it. We will not stop fighting until our laws are changed. We won't give up while Americans continue to get shot at school or at work or on our streets. We won't stop fighting -- for, Alison and Adam, and every victim and survivor of gun violence -- until every NRA politician is kicked out of office.
Get involved. Join us. Do whatever it takes. Sign up and volunteer in your community before election day.
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