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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 16, 2019

August 16, 2019
Summer is heading towards a close, and school and legislatures alike will soon be back in session. As we've seen, we can't take a break when it comes to speaking out about issues affecting our families and communities. THANK YOU to all who added their name to our urgent calls to action around...
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Brand New Risers Radio: Speaking Out!

August 14, 2019
We have a brand new episode of #BreakingThrough this week and another awesome panel of guests. Join us as we talk with author and speaker Tim Wise on how to counteract white nationalism and white supremacy. Vice president of Gun Violence Prevention at American Progress, Chelsea Parsons joins the...
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It's been a big week. Catch up with #5Actions

August 10, 2019
This week we mourn the victims in Dayton and El Paso and stand with all those affected by the senseless gun deaths and domestic terrorism that are devastating our communities virtually every day -- and we will not rest until the epidemic of gun violence and hate in America ends. We also stand with...
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Quick Signature to End Gun Violence!

August 5, 2019
It’s a gut punch. An unimaginable horror. More than 80 people were killed or injured in two brutal mass shootings over the weekend. Too many lives have been ended or forever altered. Too many mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are mourning. There have been more mass shootings in our country than...
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Our Hearts Break for Victims of the Massacres: Lawmakers Can & Must Act NOW

August 4, 2019
"The brutal mass shootings in Dayton last night and in El Paso yesterday morning were two more heart shattering, preventable tragedies. Too many lives have been ended or forever altered. Too many mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are mourning. There have been more mass shootings in our country...
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Votes And Laws Not Thoughts And Prayers

June 18, 2019
We have a brand new episode of our Breaking Through podcast this week and we are excited to discuss it with you! We'll cover how healthcare is under attack and the many ways in which you can fight back. We'll also discuss the fight for gun safety and Virginia. Along with our special guests we'll...
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Staying Sane: Gun Laws that Work

June 17, 2019
The Mother Emmanuel, Charleston, SC, shooting was four years ago today, June 17. The N.C. General Assembly Senate Judiciary Committee will consider Senate Bill 90 tomorrow, June 18. A favorable ruling will move this bill closer to becoming law in N.C.
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Top #5Actions of the Week: June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019
We're back with this week's list of top #5Actions from the past week, featuring hot items around defending equal pay, pregnant workers, and gun violence. We also need your input on which issues are most important for you so we can create our "Mom Platform" as we head into the next presidential...
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New On Risers Radio: #WearOrange - Stop Gun Violence

June 10, 2019
In recognition of #WearOrange National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we have an entire show dedicated to stopping gun violence. We cover the impact of the Trump administration’s proposal to transfer oversight of international arms sales to the Commerce Department and talk about the impact of gun...
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#5Actions: Special Gun Safety Edition

June 7, 2019
Today, June 7, is #WearOrange National Gun Violence Awareness Day. With the tragic mass shooting in Virginia Beach just last weekend (and the seemingly daily parade of gun violence headlines in both local and national news), it often feels like every day is National Gun Violence Awareness Day...
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