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