Friday marks six months since the mass shooting in Newtown, CT. It also marks six months of inaction from Congress.
That's why we're launching an ambitious, nationwide bus tour that will bring survivors and supporters directly to members of Congress across the country.
No More Names: The Drive to Reduce Gun Violence will visit 25 states in 100 days. We will stand in front of the local offices of members of Congress and read the names of Americans murdered with guns since Newtown, who number more than 5,000 and counting. They need to hear that every day they delay reform, more people will die.
The drive begins this Friday, in Newtown. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is organizing a day of remembrance with family members of victims. We're coming together to remember those who were lost at Sandy Hook Elementary, and to rally in support of reducing gun violence.
Every day, 33 people are murdered with guns in this country.
This past April, a minority of U.S. senators voted to block bipartisan legislation that would have saved lives by requiring criminal background checks for all commercial gun sales.
We can do better.
Your donation will go to convince our elected leaders that the time to fix our broken gun laws is now.
Please give $33 or more today to support No More Names: The Drive to Reduce Gun Violence:
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&…