We marched – now it’s time to act.
Our work is centered on three pillars, and there are so many ways to get involved with each. This page will be updated regularly as our teen leaders set up more opportunities to make change, with the power of our movement behind them.
It’s time to hold our elected officials accountable. When Members of Congress are home in-district on recess from March 24-April 8, many will hold town halls and other public events. You can take action by attending an event and asking your elected official what they plan to do to address the gun violence epidemic in our country – then tell us more about your visit to their office or town hall meeting.
You can maximize your chances of being called on in a forum or other space if you sit close to the front, wear bright colors that will help the elected official notice you, and raise your hand at the beginning of the Q & A.
Sample Intro: As a Jewish teen, the Torah commands me to not stand idly by while our neighbors bleed. On an average day in this country, 96 Americans are killed with guns. I’m here today because I will not stand idly by while our fellow Americans bleed.
Sample Question 1: What will you do to address the gun violence epidemic in this country?
Sample Question 2: Will you support a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines?
Sample Question 3: Will you support establishing universal background checks and closing the gun show loophole to ensure federal background checks are mandated for all gun sales?
Rally everyone in your life for a Call-In Day on gun violence prevention on April 10th. Our movement will flood Capitol Hill with calls demanding action the day Congress is back in session. Check out our directions and sample call-in scripts.
After you call:
- Share this graphic on your social media, letting your friends know you called and how they can too
- Print out this sign and take a photo of yourself with it, and post on your social media letting your friends know you called!
We stand with those affected by gun violence in every corner of America. We strive to be an intersectional, intergenerational movement. Sign on to stay engaged, keep pressure on Congress, and get out the vote.