Personally, I know I lose my temper and start cursing the darkness, which is useless and pointless. That is also why I want to take this time the THANK EACH AND EVERY GOOD SENATOR SUCH AS OHIO'S SENATOR SHERROD BROWN FOR VOTING FOR THE BACKGROUND CHECK AND FOR THE SAFETY OF AMERICANS AND AGAINST ARMING THOSE WHO WOULD DO HARM. BUT, Sadly, there are many Senators who vote differently.Yesterday, 45 senators—including four Democrats—turned their backs on the American people when they voted to filibuster commonsense gun violence prevention legislation.1Lori Haas, the MoveOn member whose daughter survived the Virginia Tech shooting six years ago, spoke for all of us when she yelled "shame" from the Senate gallery immediately after the vote.2It's infuriating that hugely popular reforms were defeated, but in the hours since the vote, MoveOn members have made a choice: we're not giving up on the fight for meaningful reform.In tough moments like this, we need to figure out our next steps on this campaign together. Should we focus on holding the senators who voted against commonsense reform accountable? Winning meaningful victories on gun violence prevention on the state and local level? Shining the spotlight on corporations that funnel money to the NRA so that they can block gun violence prevention policies? Something else?MoveOn members and leaders have already begun submitting ideas for next steps. Will you vote on their ideas or submit your own? It's easy and will take only a couple of minutes. Your ratings will help determine which campaigns we prioritize.Here are a few of the ideas that have been submitted:
- Pushing cities and counties to ban gun shows that don't guarantee background checks on all sales
- Boycotting the big corporations that partner with and fund the NRA
- Fixing the Senate so a minority cannot stand in the way of legislation supported by 90% of Americans
- Organizing hundreds of Living Room Conversations between NRA members who want reform and MoveOn members to organize a collective responseMoveOn members across the country are ready to move quickly to get the highest-rated ideas up and running. Will you vote on the ideas that have been submitted or submit your own?Thanks for all you do.–Garlin, Elena, Susannah, Mark, and the rest of the team
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