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Gun Violence Prevention

S.42 – The Background Check Expansion Act

The Bipartisan Background Checks Act would expand the current background check system to make a background check necessary on all private purchases of a firearm. The bill would also make it illegal for unlicensed dealers to sell firearms to the public. S.42 is a companion bill to H.R.8, which passed the House on February 27th.

S.66 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 would make it a crime to sell semi-automatic weapons with a large capacity ammunition feeding device. These weapons include the AR-15 and other dangerous military grade weapons.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Both S. 42 and S. 66 are in the Senate waiting for a vote. Call your Senators now at 202-224-3121 to ask them to support these two important pieces of legislation
 

S.42 – The Background Check Expansion Act

The Bipartisan Background Checks Act would expand the current background check system to make a background check necessary on all private purchases of a firearm. The bill would also make it illegal for unlicensed dealers to sell firearms to the public. S.42 is a companion bill to H.R.8, which passed the House on February 27th.

S.66 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 would make it a crime to sell semi-automatic weapons with a large capacity ammunition feeding device. These weapons include the AR-15 and other dangerous military grade weapons.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Both S. 42 and S. 66 are in the Senate waiting for a vote. Call your Senators now at 202-224-3121 to ask them to support these two important pieces of legislation
 

S.42 – The Background Check Expansion Act

The Bipartisan Background Checks Act would expand the current background check system to make a background check necessary on all private purchases of a firearm. The bill would also make it illegal for unlicensed dealers to sell firearms to the public. S.42 is a companion bill to H.R.8, which passed the House on February 27th.

S.66 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 would make it a crime to sell semi-automatic weapons with a large capacity ammunition feeding device. These weapons include the AR-15 and other dangerous military grade weapons.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Both S. 42 and S. 66 are in the Senate waiting for a vote. Call your Senators now at 202-224-3121 to ask them to support these two important pieces of legislation
 

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 (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

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,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am reaching out on behalf of the Jewish Center for Justice, a social justice, education, and leadership development platform for current and future leaders. I want to thank Senator Feinstein for her 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.

I am contacting you today to ask Senator Feinstein to support and cosponsor S.42, the Background Check Expansion Act, and S. 66, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. S. 42 would expand the existing background check system to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. Additionally, S. 66 would make it a crime to sell military-grade semi-automatic weapons to the public. If you could pass this message along to the Senator, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

[YOUR NAME]

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

Sen. Kamala D. Harris

California

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,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am reaching out on behalf of the Jewish Center for Justice, a social justice, education, and leadership development platform for current and future leaders. I want to thank Senator Feinstein for her 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.

I am contacting you today to ask Senator Harris to support and cosponsor S.42, the Background Check Expansion Act, and S. 66, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. S. 42 would expand the existing background check system to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. Additionally, S. 66 would make it a crime to sell military-grade semi-automatic weapons to the public. If you could pass this message along to the Senator, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

[YOUR NAME]

Sen. Patty Murray (WA)
Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Patty Murray

Washington

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,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am reaching out on behalf of the Jewish Center for Justice, a social justice, education, and leadership development platform for current and future leaders. I want to thank Senator Murray for her 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.

I am contacting you today to ask Senator Murray to support and cosponsor S.42, the Background Check Expansion Act, and S. 66, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. S. 42 would expand the existing background check system to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. Additionally, S. 66 would make it a crime to sell military-grade semi-automatic weapons to the public. If you could pass this message along to the Senator, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

[YOUR NAME]

Sen. Maria Cantwell (WA)
Sen. Patty Murray

Sen. Patty Murray

Washington

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,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am reaching out on behalf of the Jewish Center for Justice, a social justice, education, and leadership development platform for current and future leaders. I want to thank Senator Cantwell for her 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.

I am contacting you today to ask Senator Cantwell to support and cosponsor S.42, the Background Check Expansion Act, and S. 66, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. S. 42 would expand the existing background check system to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. Additionally, S. 66 would make it a crime to sell military-grade semi-automatic weapons to the public. If you could pass this message along to the Senator, I would greatly appreciate it.

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 _________,

My name is [YOUR NAME] and I am reaching out on behalf of the Jewish Center for Justice, a social justice, education, and leadership development platform for current and future leaders. 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.

I am contacting you today to ask you to support and cosponsor S.42, the Background Check Expansion Act, and S. 66, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019. S. 42 would expand the existing background check system to ensure individuals prohibited from gun possession are not able to obtain firearms. Additionally, S. 66 would make it a crime to sell military-grade semi-automatic weapons to the public. If you could pass this message along to the Senator, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you.

[YOUR NAME]

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