All posts tagged: Gun violence

Organizing For Action Policy Briefings

Join Organizing for Action staff, policy experts, and other supporters online at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for a policy briefing. Email questions@barackobama.com with any questions you have during the lifestream. Email ofa@pointlomadem.org with any questions you have about OFA and getting involved locally. Link to Livestream Make a difference “Change comes about because people are activated, people are involved. When those voices are heard, you can’t stop it.” When Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, November 27, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 4, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 11, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Wednesday, December 18, 2013 5:00pm PT  – 1 hour Related articles Organizing for Action raises nearly $8 million …

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 …

Vigil Gun Safety

Mar 16 – Candlelight Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence

 We are pleased to announce that the Mayor of Encinitas will be hosting! This will be a lovely event with music, clergy, and other speakers. What:   Candlelight Vigil Where:  Encinitas City Hall at Civic Center – in front of Building 505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024 Date:   Saturday, March 16th Time:  6:30 PM Bring: Candles, pictures of victims, signs in support of gun safety laws, and your friends! RSVP & Info:   Encinitas Vigil RSVP More Info:  619 742-9555 (Rhoda) Let’s show Congressmen Darrell Issa there is strong public support in Enicinitas for sensible gun safety laws! Related articles Please sign-up for Phone Bank on Sunday – on Gun Violence Reduction‏ (peninsulademocrat.wordpress.com)