Learn How To Be an Effective Activist
Action Planning Guide - How do you plan an effective action? How do you know who to talk to? Where should you start, and what questions do you need to answer? This planning guide can help!
Firearm and Gun Violence Prevention Glossary - If you're going to talk about the issue, you need to know the lingo. This glossary includes important terms you should know!
Gun Violence Prevention Fact Sheet - Looking for statistics on gun violence? This document will provide you with fast facts, explanations of current loopholes, and policy solutions!
Hosting A Local GVP Action Guide - What can one person do to take action on gun violence prevention? This document has ideas that you can implement!
In District Lobby Prep Example - Florida House - On February 20, the Florida House of Representatives voted 36-71 against a motion to consider a ban on many semiautomatic guns and large capacity magazines. Find out how each legislator voted, and find their contact information in this document!
For Activists, Tips on Safe Use of Social Media - How do you make sure that you're being safe and secure when you're using social media for activism?
Social Media Tips for Teen Gun Violence Prevention Activists - How can you use social media to be an effective activist?
Taking Great Social Justice Photos: Tips and Tricks for Marches and Rallies - This list of tips and tricks will help you and your fellow advocates take and share powerful photos and videos to help drive your social justice work.
Take Action on these Issues NOW
Explore the Religious Action Center's Gun Violence Prevention Campaign - there are constant updates based on which US legislation is moving through Congress, with concrete actions you can take to raise your voice!
Urge Congress to Take Immediate Action to Stop Gun Violence - Our elected officials must hear from their constituents that inaction is not an option. No more empty calls for thoughts and prayers. Use this simple form to write to your legislator and urge that they take action!
Wear Orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Day - The official "Wear Orange" campaign.
Tools for Students, Young People & Youth Groups
Guide To Calling Your Elected Officials - This guide walks you through calling your officials, including picking your policy, choosing your elected officials, how to call, and a sample script you can personalize.
Sample School Walkout Letter - Here is a document that you can use as an example to inform your school administration that you plan to walk out.
On-Demand Media Training for Student Activists - Best practices on sharing your story from Lauren Theodore, PR and Communications Manager at the Union for Reform Judaism
Why Should Young People Vote - This document includes important points detailing why it's crucial for young people to vote, and dispels common myths about voting.
GVP Jeopardy Program - A game used to spread information to educate on the dangers of gun violence.
GVP State Fiream Laws Program - A sample program run by NFTY-SW and at Kutz to explore how different gun firearm laws result in different access depending on the state where you live. Don't forget to download the State Firearm Laws - Firearm Application and State Firearm Laws - Written Test for the program.
GVP Crime Scene Investigation Program - A sample program from NFTY-TOR where you get to investigate a gun crime and how it happened.
Resources for the March
Gun Violence Prevention Shabbat Ideas - Looking for ways to incorporate gun violence prevention into Shabbat? Here are some suggestions.
Planning a Local Event or March - Learn how to run a march or event in your community. Some suggested questions to ask organizers will help you get started.
Marketing Your Local March - Spread the word and grow the movement! Effective marketing will motivate individuals and groups to be advocates for gun violence prevention.
Morning of March Gathering Tips - Check out ways to amplify everyone’s involvement and what to prepare. Some thoughtful planning will lead to greater impact.
Jewish Ideas for Your March Signs - Need ideas for your sign for the March For Our Lives? Here are 6 Jewish ideas for your sign.
RAC Social Media Sign Template - Want a one-page sign that you can easily print out? Use this one! It also includes tips for how to use this sign for effective social media advocacy. If you can, print it on orange paper since orange is the recognizable color of the gun violence prevention effort and it makes the text stand out more!
Learn More about the Reform Movement's work on gun violence prevention
Join the Religious Action Center's Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence - The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism works on federal and state advocacy, and you can also get involved in leading their efforts.
Letter to Congress from NFTY and the Religious Action Center - NFTY and RAC wrote to Congress about gun violence prevention on February 23, 2018. Read our letter!
Resolution to Clarify and Affirm NFTY’s Stance on Gun Violence Prevention - Read NFTY's official stance on gun violence prevention from 2016.
North American Board GVP Resolution - Read NFTY's official stance on gun violence prevention from 2014.
Resolution Concerning Gun Regulations - A sample piece of legislation from NFTY-CAR addressing gun violence.
NFTY-NW Gun Responsibility Resolution - A sample of NFTY-NW's legislation against gun violence.