Work with Sandy Hook Promise to become a Promise Leader. Promise Leaders work in every U.S. state to organize people of all backgrounds and beliefs to end gun violence in schools.
Find out more through their Volunteer Opportunities.
Everytown’s Gun Sense Action Network (GSAN) is a group of dedicated volunteers who spend an hour each week making calls from their own home as part of one of two teams: Voter and Volunteer Outreach.
Find out more through Gun Sense Action Network Team Sign Up.
Founded by mothers but open to all, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America works as the grassroots arm of Everytown to advocate for stronger laws and policies that will reduce gun violence. A group of volunteers who organize events, make phone calls, sign petitions and go to marches – they show up.
Find out more through their Sign Up.
SIGN A PETITION
Add your name to the petition that urges Congress to stand up for the safety of women and to reject the National Rifle Association of America’s (NRA) position of allowing domestic abusers to continue to have easy access to guns. Find the petition Add Your Name: Pass the Violence Against Women Act!
MAKE A PHONE CALL
Up to 80% of firearms used for criminal purposes are obtained without background checks. The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, H.R. 8, would close the federal loophole allowing internet and gun show sales without background checks.
Call your U.S. representative at (202) 224-3121 (U.S. Capitol switchboard) to urge support for H.R. 8 to expand background checks of firearms sales.
Assault weapons, like the AR-15 style weapon used in so many mass shootings, are military-bred firearms designed for a specific purpose: to kill as many people as possible in a short amount of time. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, S. 66, would help keep these military weapons out of our communities, schools and public places.
Call your U.S. representative at (202) 224-3121 (U.S. Capitol switchboard) to urge support for S.66 to ban assault weapons.
Find out more through New Yorkers Against Gun Violence’s (NYAGV) campaign here.
The information below is courtesy of Everytown for Gun Safety, a non-profit organization working to end gun violence and build safer communities across the US. Moments That Survive is an extension of this work, taking the form of a website and campaign that honors and lifts up the stories of gun violence survivors throughout the year. You can read the stories behind this exhibition, many more like them, and share your own story at MomentsThatSurvive.org.
The U.S. Gun Death Rate is 10 times that of other high-income countries. In a recent national poll, 58 percent of adults reported that they or someone they care for have experienced gun violence in their lifetime.
Read more in the report The Toll of Gun Violence in America [Feb 1, 2019]
Gun homicides and assaults disproportionately affect historically underfunded neighborhoods in our cities. Gun violence reflects and intensifies the United States’ long-standing systemic and structural inequities.
Read more in the report Gun Violence in Cities [April 24, 2019]
The deadly intersection between guns and domestic violence has made the U.S. the most dangerous country for women among developed countries. In America, more than one in three women have experienced abuse from their partners, and over half of female victims of partner homicides are killed with guns.
Read more in the report Guns and Violence Against Women: America’s Uniquely Lethal Domestic Violence Problem [April 1, 2019]
In 2018 alone, there were nearly 1.2 million ads for firearm sales that would not require a background check. 1 in 9 prospective online buyers would not have passed a background check.
Read more in the report Background Checks Save Lives and Protect Our Communities [Jan 8, 2019]
Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are commonplace in mass shootings and make shootings more lethal. Research shows that restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines can help prevent mass shooting injuries and fatalities, as well as reduce the devastation of daily gun violence in America.
Read more in the report Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines [March 22, 2019]
Access to a gun increases the risk of death by suicide by three times. Claiming the lives of nearly 22,000 Americans every year, firearm suicide is a significant public health crisis in the U.S.
Read more in the report Disrupting Access: Addressing Firearm Suicide in the U.S. [September 10, 2018]
ORGANIZATIONS TO FOLLOW
Everytown for Gun Safety | https://everytown.org/
Facebook: Everytown for Gun Safety
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV), New York | https://nyagv.org/
Facebook: New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV), Washington, D.C | https://www.csgv.org/
Facebook: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), Newton, Connecticut | https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/
Facebook: Sandy Hook Promise
March For Our Lives | https://marchforourlives.com/
Facebook: March for Our Lives