This Mother's Day, if you can, make sure you call your mom. But today, can you take a minute to stand with the mothers of the 33 people who are murdered with guns every day in this country?
The US Senate just blocked a bill that would have expanded criminal background checks to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Make sure your senators know you stand with moms and support common sense gun reform.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns is hand delivering Mother's Day cards to senate offices in communities all across the country.
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&…