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June is Gun Violence Awareness Month

By Andre Gobbo, May 31, 2018

The month of June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, with a day of action taking place across the country on June 2nd. In preparation for this, we’re compiling some of our own resources as well as materials and information from coalition members and outside organizations that are getting involved.

After the #MarchforOurLives, FCNL and the larger gun violence prevention community has continued working to prevent senseless deaths caused by firearms. We’ve seen this momentum carry on into other grassroots events taking place across the country. While it may be discouraging to see a lack of legislative action on this issue, lobbying has always been a marathon, not a sprint. We must keep pushing in order to see the change we seek in the world. Below you’ll find some resources to help you learn more, stay engaged, and help push for change.

Here’s what FCNL has said in the past on gun violence prevention:

Want some resources that will help you get involved? Check out these materials that FCNL produced:

  • A one-pager summarizing FCNL’s stances that includes a sample letter to the editor and a sample script for calling your members of Congress.
  • Questions for candidates that you can use at town halls or other events to ask your elected officials what they’re doing to stop gun violence.

Curious as to what other actions and events are taking place around the country? Want some more resources that you can share with your Meetings? Check these out:

  • #WearOrange, the National Gun Violence Awareness Day, is taking place on June 2, with other events taking place from June 1-3 across the country. Find out more about events happening near you here.
  • The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition put together a report on mental health and gun violence designed for religious leaders and advocates.
  • The Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence Coalition has a guide for faith leaders on how to talk to your congregation about gun violence.

Andre Gobbo

  • Domestic Policy Associate

Andre Gobbo adds capacity to the Domestic Policy team by handling constituent queries, writing action alerts and sign-on letters, assisting with lobbying visits, creating informational content, supporting coalition relationships, and helping execute FCNL’s legislative strategies. He primarily works on issues relating to economic justice and gun violence prevention but also assists other domestic policy initiatives. He also serves as the co-chair of the Policy & Advocacy subcommittee within the Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence coalition.