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Gun Violence Prevention

S.42 – Background Check Expansion Act

The purpose of S.42 is to utilize the current background checks process in the United States to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. S.42 is a companion bill to H.R.8, which passed the House on February 27th.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Contact your Senators and let them know you support gun violence prevention legislation and S.42, the Background Check Expansion Act.
 

S.42 – Background Check Expansion Act

The purpose of S.42 is to utilize the current background checks process in the United States to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. S.42 is a companion bill to H.R.8, which passed the House on February 27th.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Contact your Senators and let them know you support gun violence prevention legislation and S.42, the Background Check Expansion Act.
 

S.42 – Background Check Expansion Act

The purpose of S.42 is to utilize the current background checks process in the United States to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. S.42 is a companion bill to H.R.8, which passed the House on February 27th.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Contact your Senators and let them know you support gun violence prevention legislation and S.42, the Background Check Expansion Act.
 

Step 1

Select your Senators below. You can use the included template as a starting point to create your own phone message, letter, or email to register your support (phone calls and letters work best, or you can use the Contact button to email). Please feel free to change as you see fit.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

California

website

Sen. Feinstein has been a prominent figurehead in the effort to tackle the issue of gun safety.  In 1978, Sen. Feinstein was serving as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors when San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were both assassinated by a fellow supervisor.  Her firsthand experience watching a colleague die from gun violence, as well as the tragic shooting at a San Francisco law office in 1993, led her to write and champion the passage of the Assault Weapons Ban.


 

The Honorable Dianne Feinstein
11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 914-7300
(310) 914-7318 fax

Dear Senator Feinstein,

I want to thank you for your continued support of gun violence prevention legislation as you diligently work to keep our community and country safe.  As a Jewish community, we are guided by the ancient teaching that to destroy a life is to destroy an entire world; just as to save a life is to save an entire world.  Such a mandate inspires us to engage in gun violence prevention activism and work to find common sense solutions to this very important issue.

Together, we look forward to working with you to pass S.42, the Background Checks Expansion Act of 2019.  Last month, we commemorated the one-year anniversary of the horrific Parkland shooting, bringing back memories of the innocent souls who lost their lives, as well as the inspiring activism of their classmates in the days, weeks, and months that followed.  Let us ensure that the memories of all whose lives have been taken due to gun violence are turned into blessings and action as we work to strengthen our gun laws and save lives.

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME]

Sen. Kamala D. Harris (CA)
Sen. Kamala D. Harris

Sen. Kamala D. Harris

California

website

As a public servant, Sen. Harris has consistently worked to keep the public safe from gun violence.  She has called gun violence in America the real national emergency, and has urged for an expansion to universal background checks.  As Attorney General, she ensured that her department implemented the law to make sure that individuals with mental instabilities or who have been convicted of a crime not be allowed to own guns.


 

The Honorable Kamala Harris
11845 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 1250W
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 231 - 4494
(202) 224 - 0357 fax

Dear Senator Harris,

I want to thank you for your continued support of gun violence prevention legislation as you diligently work to keep our community and country safe.  As a Jewish community, we are guided by the ancient teaching that to destroy a life is to destroy an entire world; just as to save a life is to save an entire world.  Such a mandate inspires us to engage in gun violence prevention activism and work to find common sense solutions to this very important issue.

Together, we look forward to working with you to pass S.42, the Background Checks Expansion Act of 2019.  Last month, we commemorated the one-year anniversary of the horrific Parkland shooting, bringing back memories of the innocent souls who lost their lives, as well as the inspiring activism of their classmates in the days, weeks, and months that followed.  Let us ensure that the memories of all whose lives have been taken due to gun violence are turned into blessings and action as we work to strengthen our gun laws and save lives.

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME]

Sen. Patty Murray (WA)
Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Patty Murray

Washington

website

Sen. Murray has been a long-standing advocate for gun safety and has a strong approval rating from gun violence prevention advocates.  She has long pushed for stronger federal investment in gun violence research and has leveraged her senior position on the Senate Health Committee to work with the Department of Health and Human Services in conducting research on gun violence and prevention in America.


 

The Honorable Patty Murray
2988 Jackson Federal Building
915 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA  98174
(206) 553-5545
(206) 553-0891 fax

Dear Senator Murray,

I want to thank you for your continued support of gun violence prevention legislation as you diligently work to keep our community and country safe.  As a Jewish community, we are guided by the ancient teaching that to destroy a life is to destroy an entire world; just as to save a life is to save an entire world.  Such a mandate inspires us to engage in gun violence prevention activism and work to find common sense solutions to this very important issue.

Together, we look forward to working with you to pass S.42, the Background Checks Expansion Act of 2019.  Last month, we commemorated the one-year anniversary of the horrific Parkland shooting, bringing back memories of the innocent souls who lost their lives, as well as the inspiring activism of their classmates in the days, weeks, and months that followed.  Let us ensure that the memories of all whose lives have been taken due to gun violence are turned into blessings and action as we work to strengthen our gun laws and save lives.

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME]

Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA)
Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Patty Murray

Washington

website

Sen. Cantwell has used her voice and vote in the Senate to become one of the strongest champions for gun safety. She was one of the original co-sponsors of S.42 (Background Checks Expansion Act) and has regularly called for a clear and nuanced debate separating the issue of mental health and gun violence. 


 

The Honorable Maria Cantwell
915 Second Avenue, Suite 3206
Seattle, WA  98174
(206) 220-6400
(206) 220-6404 fax

Dear Senator Cantwell,

I want to thank you for your continued support of gun violence prevention legislation as you diligently work to keep our community and country safe.  As a Jewish community, we are guided by the ancient teaching that to destroy a life is to destroy an entire world; just as to save a life is to save an entire world.  Such a mandate inspires us to engage in gun violence prevention activism and work to find common sense solutions to this very important issue.

Together, we look forward to working with you to pass S.42, the Background Checks Expansion Act of 2019.  Last month, we commemorated the one-year anniversary of the horrific Parkland shooting, bringing back memories of the innocent souls who lost their lives, as well as the inspiring activism of their classmates in the days, weeks, and months that followed.  Let us ensure that the memories of all whose lives have been taken due to gun violence are turned into blessings and action as we work to strengthen our gun laws and save lives.

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME]

Other…

If you know the last name, the website address is usually LASTNAME.senate.gov.

CLICK HERE to find your Senator and their website link. Then use the template below as a starting point to create your own phone message, letter, or email…


 

The Honorable ______
[Local office address]

Dear Senator _________,

I want to thank you for your continued support of gun violence prevention legislation as you diligently work to keep our community and country safe.  As a Jewish community, we are guided by the ancient teaching that to destroy a life is to destroy an entire world; just as to save a life is to save an entire world.  Such a mandate inspires us to engage in gun violence prevention activism and work to find common sense solutions to this very important issue.

Together, we look forward to working with you to pass S.42, the Background Checks Expansion Act of 2019.  Last month, we commemorated the one-year anniversary of the horrific Parkland shooting, bringing back memories of the innocent souls who lost their lives, as well as the inspiring activism of their classmates in the days, weeks, and months that followed.  Let us ensure that the memories of all whose lives have been taken due to gun violence are turned into blessings and action as we work to strengthen our gun laws and save lives.

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME]

Step 2

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