By Jueseppi B.
An overwhelming majority of Americans, including gun owners and several prominent pro-gun groups, support Manchin-Toomey. Yet the vote is too close to call and six Senators are undecided on how they will vote.
“Vote YES on the Manchin-Toomey Amendment to expand background checks and save lives. #DemandAction”
Sen. Ayotte (R-NH) Sen. Baucus (D-MT) Sen. Begich (D-AK) Sen. Donnelly (D-IN) Sen. Landrieu (D-LA) Sen. Pryor (D-AR)
This is a critical moment for gun reform in America. The Manchin-Toomey amendment will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Thank you for making your voice heard. Please forward this message to your friends and family and ask them to do the same:
URGENT: This afternoon is the big Senate vote on guns.
The NRA is opposing the bipartisan Manchin-Toomey proposal for background checks on gun purchases. A vote was delayed last week due to concerns that it lacked the votes, and today’s vote will be tight.
It’s incredibly important that senators hear from constituents TODAY.
Can you call Senators and tell them you want background checks!!
The Manchin-Toomey proposal expands background checks to gun sales online and at gun shows — where criminals and other dangerous people too often get their hands on deadly firearms.
It has support from groups as diverse as the pro-gun Independent Firearm Owners Association and the 900 mayors of the pro-reform Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
It is sound policy that will save lives.
Our calls today can persuade fence-sitting Democrats. We must also bolster Democrats who are with us, but are bombarded with NRA calls. And, believe it or not, some Republicans are on the fence.
Call right now and tell them you support the Manchin-Toomey proposal.
The Senate is expected to vote today on expanding background checks for gun sales — a measure that would go a long way toward reducing gun violence and making our communities safer.
Our senators are debating right now, and we expect the vote to be very close — now is the time to speak up.
Can you pick up the phone right now and call the Senate?
It only takes a few minutes of your time to make your voice heard.
Then, make sure you report back on how it went.
If you need help, here’s a suggestion on what you can say:
I’m a constituent and I’m calling today to ask :are you supporting expanded background checks as a part of S. 649, the current gun violence prevention legislation on the floor of the Senate.
Make sure to tell your senator where you’re from. And if you’d like, let them know your reason for taking action on gun violence. Maybe you have a friend or a family member who’s been affected by gun violence, or maybe you were moved to stand up after the shooting in Newtown, or Tucson, or Virginia Tech. Whatever your reason, your passion will come through and that will make a difference.
These are common-sense reforms that will actually save lives and make our communities safer. If we want the Senate to pass a bill to reduce gun violence, we have to speak up — the special-interest groups on the other side are already well represented in this debate.
Our senators need to know their constituents are demanding action — and that, if they stand up to the special interests, we’ll be right there fighting alongside them.
After you’re done, let us know how it went here:
Thanks for being a part of this.
Now start calling.