PROTECT KIDS, NOT GUNS
The facts are clear, stark, and unforgiving.
Shootings are the third leading cause of death for American children. Every year nearly 1300 die and over 6000 are injured.
In other developed countries, a single horrific attack on children has been enough to bring about meaningful gun control. In our country, after accepting NRA millions, legislators—including GREG WALDEN—doubled down. They enacted pro-gun legislation, provided immunity from liability for the gun industry, and effectively halted government funds for gun violence research.
Now our children have had enough. They have found their voices and are speaking out. Led by Parkland shooting survivors, thousands all over the U.S. walked out of their schools on March 14th to protest gun violence. They’ve planned nationwide marches on March 24th. They protested at the White House. They stood up to the NRA and pro-gun politicians in debates. They started a movement.
In many communities, student’s efforts have been obstructed by the very school authorities who should be most supportive. But they have not allowed their activism to be muted to “thoughts and prayers”.
Our children are leading the way. They demand a safe future. Adults must stand with them by calling on our representatives for comprehensive gun legislation.
Gun Reform Now!
Where’s Complicit Greg Walden!?!
**ACTION 1: Call NRA Lobbyist Greg Walden and our Senators**
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Greg Walden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon, [zip code]. We MUST protect our children’s futures from gun violence. I am calling to DEMAND that Greg Walden put children before his party and his corporate donors, that he stop accepting money from the NRA and other gun industry lobbies, and that he support and pass comprehensive gun legislation. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voters from [city], Oregon [zip code]. We MUST protect our children’s futures from gun violence. I am calling to ask that the Senator work to introduce, support and pass comprehensive gun legislation now. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: Attend a local “March For Our Lives” on Saturday, March 24**
The Medford “March For Our Lives,” organized by students, is scheduled to take place from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The march will begin at the Jackson County Courthouse, 10 S. Oakdale and will conclude at Spiegelberg Stadium, 815 S. Oakdale. https://ord2indivisible.org/event/march-for-our-lives-medford/
ORD2 Indivisible has been asked to assist our students with this historic event. If you are able to volunteer, please send an e-mail message with your contact information to: firstname.lastname@example.org
**ACTION 3: Send this to Friends and Family**
Share this post with friends and family, especially in red states. Urge them to tell their representatives to support comprehensive gun legislation.
NRA Lobbyist GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691