By Jueseppi B.
Last Thursday in Washington, D.C., I joined 30 OFA volunteers and three gun violence survivors as they delivered our petition to Congress with more than 1.4 million signatures. It was an amazing day, and a reminder that we’re nowhere near done with this fight.
The vast majority of Americans support expanded background checks for gun sales—more than 1.4 million people signed our petition demanding action from Congress.
Watch this video of the petition delivery—then add your name to say you won’t back down from this fight
OFA volunteers deliver 1.4 million signatures to Congress
Published on May 13, 2013
More than 1.4 million Americans signed Organizing for Action‘s petition demanding that Congress pass common-sense gun violence prevention. You should join the fight:http://my.barackobama.com/Not-Backing…
What impressed me most on Thursday was getting a chance to talk with survivors like Pam Simon, Sami Rahamim, and Lori Haas.
You’ll see in the video that these folks have turned their personal pain into action, and a force for good. It’s enough to change hearts and minds.
OFA volunteers got a chance to meet with a few leaders in Congress, like Rep. Mike Thompson, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who asked all of us to keep fighting — and even gave folks a few tips on how to keep the pressure on their fellow lawmakers.
Senator Reid even tweeted: “Today, we received a petition from over 1.4 million Americans who demand action on background checks. This fight is not over.”
I am more confident than ever that, if we keep working and making our voices heard, we can and will win this. The petition delivery was a big moment — but it’s not the end of this fight.
Watch the video and say you’re ready to stay at it:
Thanks — stay tuned for what’s next,
Organizing for Action
P.S. — One of the most exciting parts of the day was completely spontaneous: Pam Simon, a survivor of the Tucson shooting, ran into her senator, Jeff Flake, and talked with him about his no vote. Read what happened next.
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