The shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas was the 22nd school shooting in 2018. Ten students and teachers were killed. More people have been killed in school shootings so far this year than have been killed serving in the U.S. military.
It’s clearer than ever that we need more than “thoughts and prayers” to put an end to the gun violence that has devastated our communities.
MoveOn members continue to take action to counter the NRA’s poisonous influence on our politics by calling on elected officials to pass common-sense gun reforms to stop the violence.
More than 140,000 people have signed a petition urging members of Congress to stop taking the NRA’s blood money donations, and more than 175,000 MoveOn members have asked FedEx to end it’s business partnership with the NRA.
After the Parkland shooting, MoveOn members stepped up to support the students in Parkland and young people around the country, while also pressuring corporations and Republican politicians to sever ties with the NRA by:
- Working closely with organizations led by people of color doing anti-violence work to connect the dots among the larger set of communities impacted by gun violence—and elevating leaders from these groups through social media and at events around the country;
- Driving tens of thousands of calls to corporations that maintain ties to the NRA and upping the pressure with partner groups at in-person actions at corporate headquarters;
- Investing deeply in our 2018 electoral program to end GOP control of Congress and deliver a rebuke to NRA-backed candidates—because ultimately, there need to be electoral consequences for those who stand with the NRA, and electoral victories will be critical for sustained progress on gun violence;
- Pledging to vote out elected officials who oppose sensible gun reform legislation;
- Participating in Wear Orange Day actions on June 1.
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