News Entries in gun violence prevention
Organizers keep asking Congress to #DoSomething
OFA supporters from around the country joined together to call for action on gun violence prevention. Read about how it went, and what's next.
Earlier this month, in the wake of another horrific mass shooting, OFA supporters and organizers from across the country joined together to call on their representatives to #DoSomething to address gun violence.
Demand more than just thoughts and prayers from Congress—it's time to #DoSomething to prevent gun violence: http://t.co/SMbkN4RQQE
— OFA (@OFA) October 7, 2015
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Representatives committing to #DoSomething about gun violence
Volunteers are urging Congress to #DoSomething about gun violence—and they're listening.
Mass shootings shouldn't be the new normal. Organizers and concerned citizens have the power to change the conversation—and OFA volunteers are proving it.
#DoSomething tweeters: I hear you, I agree with you. Words are not enough; action needed on background checks, mental health & gun violence.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 8, 2015
Tell Congress to do something about gun violence
OFA supporters won't stop calling for action on gun violence until Congress decides to act.
We can't throw up our hands and accept this kind of brutality as our new normal—as President Obama said last week, "Our thoughts and prayers are not enough."
But Congress has done nothing, and we can't accept that. It's up to organizers to demand better from Congress.
OFA volunteers won't stop calling for action until Congress makes changes at the national level.
Demanding action on gun violence
We've lost too many Americans to terrible acts of gun violence. Support organizers across the country who are fighting for reform.
Going head to head with the gun lobby (and winning)
In 2014, OFA volunteers took the fight on gun violence prevention state by state.
We proved once again that, when enough of us raise our voices together, we can take on even the most powerful interest groups.
This is how we make progress on gun violence prevention
Washington voters proved it's possible to take on the gun lobby—and win.
In the face of intense and well-funded opposition from the gun lobby, voters approved Initiative 594, a measure to strengthen background checks for gun sales.
Coming together to fight for gun violence prevention
Volunteers across the country called into Washington state to gather support for an initiative that would expand background checks.
Americans are standing up to powerful special interests and taking the fight to the state level to prevent gun violence. By working together, OFA volunteers were able to make thousands of calls and get pledges from Washingtonians to vote “yes” on Initiative 594, which would expand background checks and close dangerous loopholes in gun sales.
The path ahead on gun violence prevention
Inaction in Congress doesn't mean that change can't happen. Here's what's happening in Washington state.
OFA supporters are taking on the powerful, out-of-touch gun lobby—and we're willing to take this fight state by state to demonstrate that there's a way to win.
OFA volunteers honored as White House Champions of Change
Volunteers from Nevada and Arizona were honored by the White House earlier this month as two grassroots leaders taking critical steps in their communities to reduce gun violence.
Fighting for a safer Washington state
We’re organizing to pass common-sense gun laws in our state.
OFA volunteers are teaming up with the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility to organize for Initiative 594, a common-sense measure to expand background checks for all gun sales. Seven in ten Washingtonians support the measure, but we still have a lot of work to do in the coming months to make sure it becomes law.
Mark became a victim of gun violence 15 years ago this week
I will never stop working to prevent violent deaths like his.
Mark Horner was a talented musician, loving son, and devoted friend.
How it’s done: Planning an OFA-Pittsburgh Day of Action
Take a peek behind the scenes of how we plan a Day of Action.
OFA-Pittsburgh is preparing a gun violence prevention Day of Action. Here’s how it works.
Victims of domestic violence lose aid due to shutdown
At least 2,000 shelters rely on funds from federal programs that have been halted by the government shutdown.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At a time when we should be focused on solutions to domestic violence, the government shutdown is hindering support for victims.