Friday 2/23 – Gun actions, Part 2

Updated with new Amazon link 3:30 pm!

(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EJ2EZuID0e0ZhISYFf9WftVNnDqaWhgs5Hz6Kmj7ndQ/edit)

If you missed Part 1, please click here.

There are lots of continuing actions, phone calls, postcard opportunities, etc, to join in on. 

Just the facts, Ma’m

Knowing (and sharing!) the facts about firearms, crime trends in the U.S., and the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of gun legislation are a vital part of staying safe and informed. See the relationship between gun laws and gun deaths in the U.S. in clear graphic form here.

Call out corporate collusion

The NRA, which peddles guns (and hate), funds right-wing politicians (including Trump), and opposes universal background checks, age limits, or any legislative restriction on gun sales, reaches more than 11 million people through its print and online magazines, and has about 8.7 million followers on Facebook and Twitter. They also have recently spent $35 million on NRATV in an effort to reach millions more.  Touting itself as “America’s Most Patriotic Team on a Mission to Take Back The Truth,” NRATV is distributed by Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. The channel is available for free and exists to spread pro-gun content from the likes of Dana Loesch and Oliver North.

Let’s tell these distributors to stop shilling for the financiers of gun violence: Apple, 408-996-1010 or One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA 95104; Amazon 206-622-2335 or CEO Jeff Bezos, 206-266-1000 or 1200 12th Ave. South, Suite 1200, Seattle, WA 98144-2734; Roku VP Stephen Kay, 408-556-9391 or 150 Winchester Circle, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Continue reading “Friday 2/23 – Gun actions, Part 2”

Feb. 19th – Tipping point

We’re going to put out a special gun protest call for Ventura activists later but let’s start with this.

We’re children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role.” (CNN)

There are two big student-led protests planned – March for our lives 3/24 and 4/20 as well as the Women’s March event on 3/14. The May 1st action has been cancelled in favor of the 4/20 version.  We believe that more is better and recognize that protests involving students are more complicated to plan and accomplish than those mainly populated with adults. We support them all and will be updating you on how we can become involved.

With the students of Parkland calling out the president and other NRA lackeys by name, we are at a tipping point.  

Action: Encourage young people to take their commitment to the next step by liking and following this page https://www.facebook.com/menext2018/.

Continue reading “Feb. 19th – Tipping point”

We’re in! Vigil tonight and mark your calendars for April 20th.

Action #1 – Tonight!

Join us this evening, to express our grief and yes outrage that yet again at least 17 lives have been lost due to senseless gun violence! We are frustrated and angry and oh so very sad for those lost and their families.
We must keep fighting, raising awareness and pressuring Congress to take action. We cannot quit or give up!!
So yes, yet again we are asking you to show up to make a statement and ultimately a difference.
 
Thursday 2/15 –  5:30 PM
100 N Westlake Blvd , NE Corner of Westlake and TO Blvds, Thousand Oaks, 91362 (across the street
 from the Westlake Promenade   
 Parking: Lots at the Promenade, Ralphs or Bed Bath and Beyond

 

Action #2 – April 20th – Columbine Anniversary Children’s March against Gun Violence

Continue reading “We’re in! Vigil tonight and mark your calendars for April 20th.”

Extend the protections against domestic abusers. YES on S.1539.

Minimal Script for Supporting Senators: I’m calling from [zip code] to thank Senator [___] for co-sponsoring the “Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017” (S.1539).

More script if you want it: Just as a person who has been convicted of domestic abuse should not be able to legally buy a firearm, stalkers should also be prevented from having guns.

Don’t know if your Senator is a supporter? Click here.
Minimal Script for Senators who are late to the game: I’m calling from [zip code] to ask Senator [___] to co-sponsor the “Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act of 2017” (S.1539). Research proves that this bill is necessary to protect lives of women and the general public.
More script if you’re feeling feisty: If the Senator is too busy to do the basic research on this, I’d be happy to send in some reputable source materials.

THANK Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430, email

and THANK Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884, email

Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info: Continue reading “Extend the protections against domestic abusers. YES on S.1539.”