Tues – 2/5: Call today about HR 8 – Bipartisan Background Checks Act!

Action #1: Call your representative to thank or spank!

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Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want to thank Rep. [___] for cosponsoring H.R.8 – the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

(Brownley and Carbajal are on board! Not sure about yours? Check here.)

Contact
Rep. Julia Brownley: email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Who is my representative/senator?: https://whoismyrepresentative.com

Background

On Wednesday, February 6,2019, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on gun violence for the first time in nearly a decade that will kick off deliberation and a vote on H.R. 8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 which will close background check loopholes on gun show and private sales on a federal level.

We’ve  wanted Congress to take action on gun violence for years. Now is our opportunity to finally pass a piece of legislation that will make us all safer. We can’t take any Democrat for granted and we have to continue to pressure Republicans to vote for their constituents’ safety and not their NRA campaign contributions.  

Every member of the House and if your member is on the Judiciary Committee (Check here), call them twice! Ours are not… 😦 

Action #2 – Join in with twitter

HOUSE JUDICIARY INFO
judiciary.house.gov
(202) 225-3951

Action #3 – Ask Companies to divest from the gun industry

Got postcards? Drain the NRA wants us to ask these commercial entities to stop supporting guns. WHY WE ARE TARGETING THESE COMPANIES?

By partnering with the NRA, these public and privately held companies are taking a political stance by aligning themselves with the nation’s most deadly and divisive lobbying organization.  By association, these companies are endorsing the gun lobby’s practices of halting sensible gun safety legislation, such as universal background checks and a ban on bump stocks, that would ultimately make our communities safer. As shareholders, customers and citizens, we’re demanding these corporations end their advertising and corporate partnerships with the NRA and stand for safer communities, not the gun lobby.”

Current listing here.

Action #4 – Check this out.

Drain the NRA has put together this interesting graphic on gun-money winners and losers from CA’s midterm elections here.

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