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Actions, Gun Violence Prevention, Racial Justice

In just over a week, the United States has witnessed three mass shootings resulting in 34 lives lost, many more wounded, and an entire nation scarred. These massacres were carried out by white men, and disproportionately resulted in the loss of Black and Brown lives—the same communities that Donald Trump has repeatedly verbally assaulted and encouraged violence against at rallies and on social media throughout his campaign and presidency. To be blunt: Donald Trump has incited racism and violence.

To add insult, Trump has used the white supremacist terrorism in El Paso, TX, where the shooter intentionally targeted Mexican immigrants, to make a play for his flavor of immigration legislation. This is just the latest policy strategy that is rooted in Trump’s racist rhetoric, and is a further example that Donald Trump is unfit to be the president of this nation.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have proven many times before that their loyalty lies with the gun lobby groups, rather than the American communities they serve. They have repeatedly blocked gun violence legislation passed by the House and their lack of leadership has resulted in mass bloodshed. Show the Senate that we will be ignored no longer, and call on Congress to take even bolder action. 

Tell Congress we need immediate action. Demand:

  • Comprehensive gun violence prevention measures, including a federal ban on assault rifles;  
  • Leadership, including a president that takes a stand against white nationalist terrorism; and
  • Enforcement of existing gun and ammunition regulations by federal and local agencies.

Gun reform cannot be the only response to this crisis. As a nation, we must unite and work to dismantle white supremacy at its core. If we don’t stop white supremacy, violence against people of color will continue, with or without guns. 

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