Join with Moms to Curb Gun Violence!
Today, our friends at the the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence along with its Million Mom March and Brady Chapters, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, Women’s Donor Network, MomsRising, and Voices Against Violence, have joined to participate in the Mother’s Day Week of Action. Starting this week, The Brady Campaign and partner groups are asking Americans, particularly mothers, to make their voices heard with their elected officials to support legislation to expand Brady background checks.
They are starting this week with a call for members of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor the new bi-partisan bill H.R. 1565, which will expand background checks to gun shows and Internet sales. You have the opportunity to text–to–call your Representatives and ask them to co-sponsor the measure.
You can text MYVOICE to 877877 and enter in your zip ZIP code. You will then receive a callback from a celebrity supporter or a mother who has lost a child to gun violence, who will connect you through to your Representative’s office. You can call 1-888-997-3976 to be connected to the service directly.
Voices Against Violence was launched prior to the Senate vote, and their Text-To-Call Congress Campaign has mobilized over 20,000 calls to Congress. Many celebrities have joined Tony Bennett in this effort including: Paul McCartney, Elton John, Juanes, Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Sting, Gloria Estefan, k.d. lang, Josh Groban, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz, Rosie O‘Donnell and Mia Farrow.