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There’s More to Gun Violence than Mental Illness

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Nov 18, 2014 12:00 AM
Newtown. Aurora. Tucson. These three shootings, at an elementary school in Connecticut, at a movie theater in Colorado and at a constituent meeting in Arizona, are just a few examples of the mass shootings that have captured the media’s attention in the past few years. While the shootings have sparked discussions on gun violence in […]

Shining a Light Through Our Sorrow: Two Years After Newtown

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Nov 10, 2014 12:00 AM
December 14, 2014 marks the second anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In 2012, 20 school children and 6 teachers were shot in the single deadliest shooting since Virginia Tech in 2007.  After the Newtown shooting, the Reform Movement once again joined with the interfaith community and renewed our […]

A Win for Gun Violence Prevention in Washington State!

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM
Yesterday, along with the US Senate and House of Representative elections and numerous elections on the state level, voters in Washington state chose not to stand silently by any longer in the face of gun violence. Ballot Initiative I-594 to institute universal background checks including for private sales in Washington passed by an overwhelming majority […]
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Urge your Senator to cosponsor the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act, which would close loopholes allowing some convicted domestic abusers from accessing firearms.
Join our campaign reaching out directly to local mayors, urging gun manufacturers to lead reform in their industry.
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For More Information

To learn more, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Liya Rechtman at (202) 387-2800 or visit the following websites:

Brady Campaign
Chaired by Sarah Brady; up-to-date website with information about gun control efforts on the national and state levels.
(202) 898-0792

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
A leading gun control organization; current and thorough website with news, statistics, and ratings of your elected representatives on gun control issues.
(202) 530-0340

Violence Policy Center
Leading think-tank on guns, gun manufacturing, gun control legislation, gun litigation, & more.
(202) 882-8200




Updated March 2014



Programs on Gun Control

Anti-Gun Violence Coalition

Series of events about gun violence in advance of a local NRA convention.

ASK: Asking Saves Kids

Initiative to educate community about issues of gun control, safety measures and awareness.

Interfaith Initiative Against Gun Violence

The synagogue worked with other inter-faith religious groups to educate and speak out about gun control.
Chai Impact Action Center
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