STOPPING GUN VIOLENCE TAKES COURAGE
Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union Address during Gun Violence Survivor Week.
In his speech, he continued to encourage fear and hatred toward migrants with his false narrative that those crossing our southern border represent a threat to the safety of Americans. He called the number of unauthorized crossings, the lowest in nearly 40 years, an “urgent national crisis.”
He failed to say a single word about our well researched and documented national gun violence crisis. He did not mention that over 36,000 Americans are killed annually by guns and 100,000 more are wounded. Those who survive gun violence often face a lifetime of trauma and recovery.
The NRA is under investigation for possibly laundering Russian money for Trump’s campaign. Guess who is a major recipient of NRA donations—our very own Greg Walden!
We know that Trump has—and the previous Congress had—no interest in safeguarding the American people against the actual threat of unchecked gun violence. The new House is taking the first step with HR 8 (Bipartisan Background Checks Act) which updates background checks to nearly all firearms purchases.
To quote gun violence survivor and former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, “Stopping gun violence takes courage.”
We Demand Comprehensive Gun Control Legislation!
**ACTION ONE: CALL OUR SENATORS**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because gun violence is a true national crisis in our country. I am asking the Senator to fight to overcome the intense opposition to the Background Check Expansion Act that is expected in the Senate and to introduce companion gun legislation. Thank you.”
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
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
**ACTION TWO: CALL COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN**
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [town/city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because gun violence is a true national crisis in our country. I am asking Greg Walden to stop accepting money from the NRA and other gun industry lobbies. Also, I am watching to see if he has the courage to put the lives and safety of his constituents first by supporting HR 8 and all comprehensive gun legislation. #2020StartsNow. Thank you.”
COMPLICIT GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
**ACTION THREE: BE AN ACTIVIST**
Visit the ORD2 Indivisible Event Calendar on a regular basis to keep updated on our local activities. Participate with us as often as you can. Check out the following:
Indivisible National Day of Action: Rally and Food Drive “No Wall, No Shutdown” – Medford
February 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rogue Valley Climate Bash – Ashland
February 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Teach & Greet: Building Our Bench – Talent Community Center
February 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Non-ORD2 Indivisible Sponsored Event: Senator Ron Wyden Town Hall – Medford
February 20 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am
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