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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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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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A Call for More Than Judicial Remedies to the Killing of African American Boys and Men

Regardless of your tradition, this is a thoughtful piece. By the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II Director, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness is the voice of Presbyterian public policy and advocates … 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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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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Urge Your State Representative to Sign on to Background Check Legislation

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): Would you sell a gun to someone who was not allowed to have one because of their criminal history or serious mental health problems? How about someone with an active protection from abuse order against them? Of … Continue reading

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Join Lifelines to Healing—Hope and Healing in the Midst of Rampant Gun Violence—and Live Free Sabbath—January 17-19

From the PICO National Network (http://www.piconetwork.org): The numbers may seem insurmountable: In 2013, there were nearly 12,000* deaths due to gun violence. We have witnessed more than 25 school shootings since Newtown. Yet, as people of faith, we know that … Continue reading

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Support Background Checks Legislation for Pennsylvania

From CeaseFirePA (http://www.ceasefirepa.org): This past weekend, Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth (just like Americans everywhere) gathered to observe the one-year mark of the Sandy Hook Tragedy.  On the eve of that solemn anniversary, we were horrified to learn of yet another … Continue reading

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