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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019
September is in full swing, and we are ready for it! We're sharing this week's roundup of top and timely actions below, featuring two important calls-to-action on gun safety. There's also a call for stories on youth incarceration, a chance to speak out about family separation, and a link to donate...
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Quick signature to stop white domestic terrorism and demand gun control

September 5, 2019
We begin yet another week with broken hearts and prayers, this time for the victims and families devastated by the weekend shooting rampage in Odessa, Texas, that has left seven people dead and another 22 injured . This is the second headline-grabbing mass murder in the Lone Star State this month,...
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New Risers Radio: How To Be Heard

August 27, 2019
This week on an all new episode of #BreakingThrough we’re getting insider information from a member of Congress about how YOU can make your voice heard. We’ll talk with Po Murray of Newton Action Alliance and find out more about the military-style assault weapons ban that’s gaining momentum and how...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: August 23, 2019

August 23, 2019
We're sharing this week's roundup of top and timely actions below, on assault weapons, youth incarceration, equal pay, and more! This week's list also includes a thank you card to recognize the U.S. Women's Soccer Team for their tremendous work speaking out about equal pay. We're hand-delivering it...
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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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Disarm Hate

August 12, 2019
On August 2 I wrote about the relentless scourge of gun violence and the two children killed in Gilroy, California and asked: Why does gun violence remain a uniquely horrible American epidemic and why does it go on and on and on and on? Two days later a new shooting made national headlines when an...
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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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[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a tealight candle with a bright flame. The text underneath reads "Tell Congress: No civilians should have access to assault weapons and high capacity magazines!"]

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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