Mr. President, do more than point to survivors tonight. Demand a Plan to End Gun Violence!
More than 120 survivors of gun violence and family members of victims are arriving in Washington, DC today. We're here to meet face-to-face with our members of Congress and share our personal stories.
The goal is simple: We want Congress to fix our broken gun laws and save lives. No one else should have to go through the pain and heartbreak we've experienced -- in Newtown, Aurora, Oak Creek, Tucson, Virginia Tech and in cities and towns across the entire country.
Elected officials listen to their constituents -- that's why we're here. But our voices are not enough! Your members of Congress need to hear from you!
At the same time we're sitting down to talk to Senators and Representatives, we need you to flood their offices with calls in support of gun reform.
While we're here in Washington, we're also going to hand deliver the petition you signed directly to your members of Congress -- more than 1.2 million signatures from all 50 states to Demand A Plan to end gun violence.
But we have to keep the pressure on.
The next few days are going to be crucial to changing our gun laws. The NRA sent an action alert to their members on Friday opposing background checks for all gun sales. We need to make sure Congress hears our voices in this debate.
I hope you'll support our face-to-face meetings in Washington by making a call to your member of Congress TODAY:
I had a beautiful day today. I stood with my sister, a passionate rabbi serving the U.S. Navy as a chaplain, at the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. We remembered our grandfather of blessed memory, who fought for America and shared hard-earned wisdom with his children and grandchildren.
I looked to my right and saw the Washington Monument. Looked to my left at the Lincoln Memorial. I read quotes engraved on massive stones. And I felt, to my core, one sad feeling: too much war.
Too. Much. War.
The quotes and certain retellings of history would have me believe that we fought for pure purposes: we fought for religious freedom, we fought to end slavery, we fought for freedom for all humanity, we fought to end tyranny. But it's also true that we fought (and fight) for economic interests. It&…