Category Archives: Violence

Chicago Teens Tell How Guns Affected Them and Their Neighborhoods

Posted Nov 01, 2014 05:25 AM CDT For five years, teenage sisters J’Doria and Jari Taylor lived on a tree-lined street of brick homes in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood, and there they grew familiar with the sound of gunfire. The … Continue reading

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New Gun Violence Study Guide

From Sojourners (http://www.sojo.net): Recently, shots rang out near the Canadian parliament. Days later, a high school student in Seattle shot five of his classmates, killing two. Every day, an average of 289 people are shot with a gun in the … Continue reading

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Tell Your Senators NO to Hijacking a Domestic Violence Bill with Gun Amendment

From the Women’s Law Project (http://www.womenslawproject.org/): This just keeps getting worse and worse, and we need your help. The Pennsylvania Senate convenes this morning at 10:00AM for the last day of the legislative session. While we hoped that PA legislators … Continue reading

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The Interfaith Conference on Drone Warfare—January 23-25, Princeton, NJ

You are invited to an interfaith conference on lethal drones, sponsored by several national denominations and faith groups. Princeton Theological Seminary Dinner on Friday, January 23 through lunch on Sunday, January 25, 2015 The conference will be addressing such questions … Continue reading

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Urge Your PA Senator to Oppose Legislation Permitting Lawsuits Against Municipalities Passing More Stringent Gun Laws

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): In September, the PA House of Representatives passed HB 1243 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billInfo/billInfo.cfm?sYear=2013&sInd=0&body=H&type=B&bn=1243), legislation that would permit groups like the NRA to sue Pennsylvania municipalities that choose to enact more stringent gun legislation. We’re hearing that your calls and … Continue reading

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Tell Your Stories About Your Vision for “The America We Want” (Gun Violence)

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): We already told you about the NRA proposals that make clear that the gun extremists envision an America where everyone has a gun everywhere. Well, we’ve been fighting that agenda and pushing back against that vision of … Continue reading

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Take the Pledge to Protect Children, Not Guns

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org): Today, every 30 minutes a child or teen will be killed or injured by gun violence.  Every 30 minutes.  Tomorrow the relentless toll of gun violence on our children will continue unless we stand … Continue reading

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Not One More: March Against Gun Violence II—June 28, Harrisburg

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Saturday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. Start: Parking lot at 13th and State Streets, Harrisburg Walk to the Capitol Special guest speakers, testimonials, information about taking illegal guns off our streets It’s Time: Demand a Plan to End … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Representative to Support Stronger Human Trafficking Legislation

From PathWays PA (http://www.pathwayspa.org): In December, the Pennsylvania State Senate was asked to strengthen human trafficking legislation and the bill, SB 75, passed unanimously! Human trafficking, a modern-day form of slavery, forces an estimated 27 million people worldwide – including … Continue reading

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Please Call TODAY to Stop Dangerous Firearms Legislation in PA

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): EMERGENCY: Please call today! Find your representative’s name and contact information at http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/#address. Please call the chairs of the Judiciary Committee as well: Chairman Marsico (717) 783-2014 Chairman Caltagirone (717) 787-3525 There has been a MAJOR development … Continue reading

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