December 18, 2014 · 26 Kislev

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Remembering Newtown, Two Years and Too Many More Losses Due to Gun Violence

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM
When I think back to December 14, 2012, I remember that it should have been a celebratory day for me. I had my two last final exams for the semester—logic and operations management—and quickly said goodbye to my friends as I drove from college back home. It had been a busy semester, and an even […]

Mental Health Continues to be a Priority Two Years After Sandy Hook

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Dec 16, 2014 12:00 AM
Sunday  marked the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, where a gunman murdered twenty children and six educators at Sandy Hook elementary school. Leading up to the two-year anniversary, agencies were working to set up a support system for the next 12 to 15 years for people impacted by the shooting, with mental health officials […]

What Do Jacob the Patriarch and Senator Klobuchar Have in Common?

Fresh Updates from RAC » Gun Violence Prevention   |   Dec 4, 2014 12:00 AM
This week, we read my favorite portion in Genesis, Parashat Vayishlach (“he sent”). Among the other stories in Vayishlach, we read about the brothers Jacob and Esau’s first meeting since Jacob stole his brother’s birthright and fled in Parashat Toldot. Jacob sends messengers to Esau and discovers that Esau is coming, along with four hundred […]
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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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To learn more, contact Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Jonathan Edelman 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



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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