Hello and welcome to our February Newsletter:
I wanted to first thank all of generous supporters who helped sustain our work via your donations for #GivingTuesday and our Year End Appeal. The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus‘ fight against the gun lobby cannot happen without you.
We hit the ground running in early January as guns on campus and other abhorrent proposals popped up all over. To give you some idea of how hot this issue is, we are asking our supporters to take action in 6 states and in Congress.
We are currently fighting guns on campus bills in Idaho, New York, West Virginia and Wyoming. The Campaign is also assisting our colleagues in Florida to help stop permitless carry.
In Georgia, our S.A.F.E. to Thrive project is moving ahead. Read about the project and a safe gun storage bill recently introduced in GA’s State Senate.
February 1st through 7th is Gun Violence Victims’ week. This year we are focusing on one particular story submitted by one of most valued volunteers – Charlie Allenson, who wrote about his niece, Becca.
Look for our tributes to Black History Month on social media. In addition, on February 14th we will acknowledge the 15th year since the North Illinois University shooting and the 5th year since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
On the federal level, the new Congress is taking up the Federal Ban on Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Magazines, along with Ethan’s Law – requiring safe gun storage. These bills each passed the House last session, but we need to start over again. Take action below.
Finally, please consider becoming a monthly, sustaining member of The Campaign by clicking here: “Monthly Member“.
Thanks for all you do!
Andy Pelosi, Executive Director/Co-Founder