All posts filed under: Gun safety

Jun 7 – Celebrate 80 Years of the San Diego ACLU

Join the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties’ to celebrate their 80th Birthday, and 25th year as an ACLU affiliate! This is not a stodgy, cardboard chicken dinner they’re celebrating in style, with a no-program cocktail party at Vin de Syrah in the Gaslamp. Enjoy mingling and toasting fellow civil liberties and civil rights aficionados, meet new friends, and reconnect with long-lost colleagues. Buy your tickets here! It’s a relatively small venue, so buy your tickets early—or risk missing out on this special, intimate celebration. If you’re already an ACLU member, the cost for drinks and appetizers is just $25. If you have let your membership lapse, or have long been wishing to join, take advantage of a we’re-in-a-festive-spirit special: join the ACLU and the party for just $45. Want to read about the photos on the anniversary celebration invitation? Click here for the low-down on 80 years of San Diego ACLU. We look forward to seeing you there! When Jun 7, 2013 – 6:00 PM Where Vin De Syrah Spirit & Wine Parlor …

May 12 – “Moms Don’t Forget” Day of Remembrance Rally and March in Balboa Park

Come out and march with us through beautiful Balboa Park to demand sensible Gun Safety Laws in this country! When Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM (about an hour or so) Where Balboa Park (starting at the Fountain in front of Ruben H. Fleet Theatre) Click here for More Information and to Sign Up We will march through the park, over the Laurel Street Bridge and engage families with call-to-action flyers and carnations tied with Sandy Hook green ribbons. “California’s Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer are thankfully strong supporters of gun violence prevention legislation,” says OFA San Diego Team Leader Carol Kim, “but average Americans need to keep up the pressure on Congress by speaking out in support of sensible gun laws.” Let’s help our California Senators keep the pressure on those who voted against the Manchin-Toomey amendment! Please share this email with Friends and Family!! Rhoda Quate Neighborhood Team Leader Organizing for Action (OFA) (619) 742-9555 (cell) Related articles Apr 30 – Mad About the Senate Vote on Gun Safety? Join Our …

Cartoonists Demand Action to End Gun Violence

23 of the nation’s leading cartoonists have something to say about gun violence — and it isn’t funny. In the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Newtown, these artists came together and created some beautiful images to express their outrage and heartbreak at the senseless loss of innocent lives. And after the shameful vote in the U.S. Senate, their message is more timely than ever. Watch this powerful video and share it with your friends and family today: http://www.demandaction.org/cartoonists Thank you for making your voice heard and supporting the gun violence prevention movement. Philip Seymour Hoffman A campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Related articles A Note From Philip Seymour Hoffman (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com) Cartoonists Demand Action to End Gun Violence (PHOTOS+VIDEOS) (guns.com) 23 Cartoonists Unite to Demand Action to Reduce Gun Violence: Watch the Result (openculture.com) Cartoonists speak out for gun control (boingboing.net)

Great Support for Gun Safety Rally in Mission Bay Park

Attendees marched over Clairemont Drive overpass
 just before 6pm April 30 to ask for stricter gun safety laws! Many of the cars and trucks on the busy I-5 South honked their appreciation. Protect children, not guns! What do we want? Background checks. When do we want them? Now! Attendees then marched back to Mission Bay Park where Rhoda Quate of Organizing for Action introduced several speakers: Sue Taylor – Brady Campaign Francine Busby – Run Women Run Reverend David Miller – Minister Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito Reverend Hugh Mohammed – Minister and Advocate of Gun Violence Reduction To wrap up the rally Danny Gindling performed his song The Same Gun Show that you can listen to here. CBS8.com covered the event and interviewed Rhoda Quate, “Our motto here is protect kids, not guns, and that being that the laws currently have loopholes such that guns seem to be the ones being protected as far as criminal access to them.” KFMB Online coverage KUSI Channel 9 KFMB Channel 8 TV XETV Channel 6 Channel …

Apr 30 – Mad About the Senate Vote on Gun Safety? Join Our Rally

April 17, our Senate stood firmly to protect gun purchasing loopholes for criminals. This was a great victory for those criminals who want to purchase weapons to target innocent victims. We will not accept that. It’s shocking. It’s a complete disregard for all those lives lost to gun violence, including the lives of our children. Why did so many Senators vote against it common sense gun safety laws? Because they are getting MORE pressure from constituents who oppose gun safety legislation than they are from constituents who support gun safety laws. We have to change that. Gun Safety Rally / March at the Mission Bay Park When Tuesday April 30th – 5:30 pm Where East Mission Bay Park / Clairemont Drive overpass Click here to RSVP Thank you for standing up for what’s right. Rhoda Quate Neighborhood Team Leader Organizing for Action (OFA) (619) 742-9555

Apr 27 – Scott Peters at Pt. Loma Masonic Hall: Congress on Your Corner

Join Congressman Scott Peters at this month’s Congress on Your Corner! WHERE Pt. Loma Masonic Hall 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107 WHEN Saturday, April 27th, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm • Town Hall – 10.30 am-11.30 am • Congressman and District Staff available for questions –11.30 am-12.00 pm For more information contact the district office (858) 455-5550