Category Archives: Violence

Support Repeal of Gun Makers and Sellers Immunity from Lawsuits

From the Courage Campaign (https://www.couragecampaign.org/): 2,775 dead, 5,565 injured. These are the victims of gun violence in the United States in 2016 ALONE. That’s almost 39 DEATHS PER DAY!(1) And the one industry that should be held responsible for this … Continue reading

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Support PA Background Check Expansion Bill

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): SB 1049— the PA background check expansion bill –has been introduced in the PA state Senate. If she/he hasn’t yet done so, can you take a minute to ask your Senator to support this bill at http://org2.salsalabs.com/o/5610/c/1537/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=21748? … Continue reading

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Act to Prevent Domestic Violence Homicides in Pennsylvania

From the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (http://www.pcadv.org): We need you to take one minute to help hold domestic abusers accountable. Strangulation is the single most accurate predictor of a future domestic violence homicide. In fact, one widely accepted study … Continue reading

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Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence Statement on Oregon College Shooting

From Heeding God’s Call (http://www.heedinggodscall.org): We stand with the President:  America is “answerable” for yet another mass school shooting. “Thoughts and prayers are not enough.”  Action is demanded, especially from the American faith community. As the President noted, when such … Continue reading

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National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend—December 10-14, National

From Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence (http://faithsagainstgunviolence.org/): Pledge your congregation’s participation in the Fall 2015 National Vigil for Gun Violence Victims and National Gun Violence Prevention Sabbath Weekend, December 10-14 at http://decembersabbath.org/. Following the great success of the 2nd annual National … Continue reading

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Change Purse Program on Sex Trafficking—November 7, Harrisburg

Change Purse.org is holding a program and fundraiser at Penbrook UCC (56 Banks St., Harrisburg) on Saturday, November 7 at 10am.  Change Purse encourages hope through raising awareness and investing in the lives of victims and survivors of sex trafficking.  … Continue reading

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Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor Background Check Legislation

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): A strong background check system is one of the most important ways we can keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. We have the opportunity to make PA’s background check system … Continue reading

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Test Your Knowledge on Guns, Gun Violence and Policy

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): We are launching the “It’s Not Trivial” campaign to highlight how important it is to know the facts about guns, gun violence and gun policy. Take our quiz now at http://www.ceasefirepa.org/knowthefacts/ and see how much you already … Continue reading

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Demand that Congress Pledge to Act on Gun Violence

From CeaseFire USA (http://www.ceasefireusa.org): With the tragic hate crime shooting in Charleston, we again saw history repeat itself. We witnessed another incident of bigotry and racism, which should be consigned to the past, just like the Confederate flag that has … Continue reading

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Urge Your State Rep to Block Tax Break for Gun Sales

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Everyone loves a tax break, right? But everyone hates when there are special tax carve outs that only apply to certain products or buyers. And everyone in PA is really worried about the budget, so special tax … Continue reading

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