As of this morning, the US has been home to 255 mass shootings in 2019. Private guns have killed more people since 1960 than in all of our wars combined.
2 days, 2 cities, 2 mass shootings in the US. How long will it take Congress to stop this? In the words of Dr. King: “How long? Not long, because no lie can live forever.”
This is not hopeless. We are not helpless.
How long does it take to walk from the NRA to GOP headquarters? 90 seconds. How long does it take to march from the NRA to the Capital Building to The White House? 61 minutes.
What can we do?
- We can call.
- We can write. (Inform yourself of the facts, invite your friends to meet you at a coffee shop, and send a postcard.)
- We can take turns. Pick any one of these 198 Methods and do one a day. Share them with your friends, and ask them to do one thing a day. Ask your friends to ask their friends to do one of these methods a day. When you see any of these methods in action, share it with everyone you know, and participate if you can.
- We can march.
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