Last night we scored a huge victory in our fight to make Rhode Island safer from gun violence. The Rhode Island House of Representatives, by a vote of 56-12, passed the “Protect Rhode Island Families Act“ sponsored by Teresa Tanzi. But we have more work to do, and with the clock ticking down to the end of the 2017 legislative session, it’s critical for you to take action immediately. The bill still needs to be passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and brought to the floor of the Senate for a vote.
We need you to send three emails, and you can do it with one click:
1. Email Senate Leadership to demand S0405, the Senate companion bill to H5510 sponsored by Senator Harold Metts, be immediately passed out of committee for a vote before the full Senate.
2. Email Rhode Island’s State Senators asking them to vote “yes” on S0405 when it reaches the Senate floor.
3. Thank the members of the Rhode Island House of Representatives who voted in favor of H5510.
We are so close to victory, but we need one final push from you to push this life-saving legislation across the finish line.
Pete Bilderback, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence
The PA Senate, not content to focus on finalizing a budget this week, has decided to take up the issue of allowing teachers and other nonsecurity personnel to be armed in our public schools. No one thinks this is a good idea — not teachers, not parents, not students, and not even two joint State Government Task Forces that have studied the issue. In fact, many of the teachers who survived the Sandy Hook shooting sent a letter to our Senators expressing their deep opposition to this proposed policy.
Let them know you’re watching and counting on them to do the right thing.
Twin Cities PRIDE is by-far our most important outreach event of the year. Our booth will be popular and very busy. We need friendly volunteers there to help with the games, sell t-shirts, and sign folks up to join Protect Minnesota and work for sensible gun laws.
Volunteer shifts are only two-hours long. Please click HERE to sign up TODAY. And invite a friend or two to come with you!
Let’s sign up! Let’s show our PRIDE! Let’s PROTECT MINNESOTA!
Rev. Nancy Nord Bence, Executive Director
PS – Booth volunteers will receive a FREE Protect Minnesota t-shirt. What a deal!
Summer is special here in Wisconsin.
And just like we value these wonderful, long, warm days, spent with friends and family, we value peace and safety in our neighborhoods. Because it means so much to us, we aren’t afraid to speak up for the vision of community we believe in, for the safer Wisconsin all of our families deserve.
We know how important this is to you. That’s why all summer long we will be working relentlessly against dangerous legislative proposals like “permitless carry” that would put our families at risk. And that’s why we’re hoping you’ll show just how important a safer Wisconsin is to you.
Over the past few months, thousands of people like you — people from all across Wisconsin — have worked shoulder to shoulder with us: calling, emailing, even testifying to our elected leaders face-to-face to demand our freedom from gun violence.
Our movement is growing stronger every day. You have played a big part in our growth, and we want you to be proud of that.
You are the heart and soul of this movement, and we could not be more grateful to you for your dedicated support of our work and your unwavering commitment to saving lives.
The 2017 Connecticut Open Tennis Tournament is coming up and will be held from August 18-26 at the CT Tennis Center at Yale, New Haven.
Not only can you enjoy a week of exciting tennis matches and fun activities, but you can save 25% off the ticket price and support CT Against Gun Violence at the same time!
Simply enter our code: CO17CAGV when you purchase your tickets. You will not only receive your 25% discount, but 50% of your total net purchase will be made as a contribution to CAGV.
Don’t miss this fantastic tournament in New Haven from August 18-26.
See below for more information.
Join ICHV as we celebrate our 42ndBirthday!
Thursday, July 27th
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Old Crow River North
149 W. Kinzie
Tickets are $42 in advance and $50 at the door
Appetizers * Cocktails * Raffle
Host Committee (in formation)
Deborah Crockett, Brian Cross, Colleen Daley, Susan Danzig, Brit Galvin, Amanda Glascott, John Gruber, Dave Horwich, Robert Klaus, John Kohlhepp, Carolyn and Les Kruse, Becky Levin, Nicole Levitz, Carolyn Lewis, William Marovtiz, Dion McGill, Molly McKillip, Hanna Moosa, Rob Nash, Erin O’Brien, Claire Reed, Paula Riggins, Jodi Rosen, Colleen Smith, Danielle Stipe, Denyse and Dave Stoneback, Mark Walsh
Question: How big is Minnesota in square miles?
Minnesota is a BIG state, and our goal is to paint every bit of it orange for gun violence prevention. You can help by buying your tickets TODAY to Paint It ORANGE!, the kick-off celebration for our expansion into Greater Minnesota.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
International Institute of Minnesota
1694 Como Avenue, St. Paul MN 55108 — Free parking!
Don’t miss this lively celebration of everything Minnesotan and everything ORANGE. There will be fun pay-to-play Minnesota-themed games, prize raffles, silly orange “mock-tails” and edibles, a cash beer and wine bar, and hearty Minnesota finger food. We’ll also share our vision for organizing and mobilizing supporters in Greater Minnesota, and recognize Interim Board Chair Cheryl Persigehl for her exemplary leadership.
Proceeds will help Protect Minnesota expand the scope of our influence across the state.This is especially critical now because the gun lobby will fight hard to pass permitless carry and Stand Your Ground bills in 2018. We blocked them this year; please help us do it again!
Tickets are just $25 each–what a deal!–but feel free to give more. Donors of $100 or more will be listed by range of gift in the program as Blaze Orange Leadership Circle donors. Click HERE to get your tickets today! And invite your friends!