WE NEED COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS
Gun violence has now overtaken motor vehicle accidents to become the second leading killer of young people in the U.S. Republicans in Congress believe the solution is more guns.
When Pence and Trump spoke at the recent NRA convention, none of the “good guys” in attendance were permitted to bring guns into the building. n
Yet Trump and the GOP says filling our schools with armed teachers will protect our children.
Now the House has passed Concealed Carry Reciprocity, called by the NRA it’s “highest legislative priority”. This act would override state’s own concealed carry laws. It forces all states to accept permits issued by every other state, even those with weak or non-existent standards. This includes twelve states which require no permit at all.
This bill is headed to the Senate. We need responsible gun laws, not what one Police Chief called “reciprocity with places where any buffoon who has a pulse gets to carry a gun.”
Most Americans support more stringent gun laws, but polls show that the public’s attention to gun violence is slipping back to levels preceding the Parkland shooting. Our children cannot afford our complacency.
Enough is Enough!
Sensible Gun Reform NOW!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS and COMPLICT 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 ask that the Senator work to defeat S.446, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, and to introduce, support and pass comprehensive gun legislation NOW! Thank you.”
“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 stop accepting money from the NRA and other gun industry lobbies, and to support and pass comprehensive gun legislation. Tell him to put people before gun lobbyists’ blood money. Thank you.”
**ACTION TWO: GREG WALDEN HAS SOLD US OUT—GOTV!**
It has become clear that we need a different Congress to reduce gun violence in America.
That means replacing Greg Walden with someone who believes . . .
Enough is Enough!
VOTE in the Primary for the progressive candidates of your choice. Be sure you and all of your progressive friends return their ballots by May 15—people who vote in the primary are EIGHT TIMES more likely to vote in the general election!
Don’t forget to VOTE the ENTIRE BALLOT! In Jackson County, we have two progressive women running for County Commissioner—Lanita Witt and Amy Thuren. Let’s get progressive voices into ALL LEVELS of Government!
Help us Get Out the Vote—GOTV!
If you are not already working with the Neighborhood Leader Program to GOTV, sign up by visiting:
It really is that simple. And guess what? By doing that simple thing you will help increase voter turnout significantly. In the Oregon January 2018 Measure 101 Election progressive voter turnout was increased by 34 points! That’s how elections are won!
If you are already participating, recruit five of your friends to join the program!
The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives! To save democracy and protect our commitment to a just society, no one can afford to sit on the sidelines. You can make a difference. Every vote counts!
GUN 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