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How Your Vote Impacts Gun Safety in America

October 15, 2018
Young people can’t forge the future alone; we need everyone’s voice and we really need your votes. Groups like MomsRising, MarchForOurLives, and more are holding accountable all those who can vote and those we elect, so we can take real steps to end gun violence in America.
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Our Children Are Saying “We Are Afraid”

September 21, 2018
The school shootings are scary and we feel like nothing can stop it from happening. — 11-year-old girl, Indiana We are afraid because there are too many threats at schools. I want my school to be safe and to have art because kids like art. –8-year-old girl, Wisconsin No one is doing anything to...
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NO MORE KIDS IN HANDCUFFS!

September 15, 2018
The "school-to-prison pipeline" is a troubling national trend where children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. It starts when kids are pushed out of the classroom, typically for nonviolent offenses, effectively reducing valuable learning time,...
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Write a letter to the editor to speak out to #StopKavanaugh!

September 13, 2018
As I sit in my home here in Raleigh, NC awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Florence, I have an overwhelming and anxious feeling about all of the unknowns yet to come. We know there will be a huge amount of rain, wind, and downed trees, but we don’t know yet whether the impact will be a couple days...
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#YesWeCan On #RisersRadio This Week

September 4, 2018
On the radio show this week we talk about how we can work to end mass shootings, stop 3D guns, and deal with the ridiculous idea of arming teachers; we also cover tips for getting the support you need when you become pregnant and a mom; the latest in the fight for fair treatment of all immigrant...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 31, 2018

August 31, 2018
We hope you have some time to relax and recharge this holiday weekend, before September kicks into full gear. This week's list of top actions includes sharing why you can't wait to vote, speaking out for SNAP, celebrating breastfeeding, and sharing thoughts on going back to school. Please make sure...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 24, 2018

August 24, 2018
Children are already back to school in many parts of the country... wow! Summer has flown by. It's a busy time of year, so we'll get right to the point: We need all hands on deck to fight the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, oppose guns in schools, demand Congress do...
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Quick Signature—Say NO to Kavanaugh!

August 23, 2018
Right now, the Trump Administration and Republicans in the U.S. Senate are hoping you’re too distracted to notice their attempt at an extreme political takeover of the Supreme Court of the United States. If confirmed, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the...
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Take Action to Say NO to 3D-printed Guns!

August 14, 2018
3D-printed guns are a grave threat to public safety and national security. It is madness to give everyone in the world free instructions on how to produce them. 3D-printed guns are untraceable, because they don’t have serial numbers. 3D-printed guns are undetectable, because they are made of...
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Our Children Are Crying Out

August 10, 2018
Last weekend in Chicago, 12 people were killed and at least 60 others were injured by guns. Fourteen of these shooting victims were children and teenagers, the youngest an 11-year-old boy who was shot in the leg. Seventeen-year-old Kenny Ivory was shot and killed on Sunday afternoon while riding...
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