We've compiled a list of materials and resources designed for synagogues and communities to spur learning and conversation about gun violence prevention, encourage individuals to learn more about the complex issue of gun violence, and do some personal reflection that is the first step to making our country safer.
Relate resources provide opportunities for context and deeper learning on the issue of gun violence. Explore our resources and programs for congregants and community members of all ages.
Explore our resources for making change on gun violence. These resources can help you run awareness and advocacy events in your community, lobby locally, and make your voice heard.
In 2017, almost 40,000 Americans died by guns and 100,000 were shot and injured. Gun violence is affecting our schools, houses of worship, movie theaters, and neighborhoods. Despite overwhelming public support for reform and a staggering level of violence, we are still waiting for Congress to enact common sense policies like background checks for all gun sales.
Call your Senators and tell them the time to pass universal background checks is now.
In the face of the unabated, preventable epidemic of gun violence, Congress must act. The vast majority of Americans, including gun owners, support common sense policies like background checks for every gun sale to prevent senseless violence.
The Background Check Expansion Act (H.R.8) and the Bipartisan Background Checks Act (S.42) will expand the federal background check requirement to include the sale or transfer of all firearms by private sellers, including those sales conducted online or at a gun show.
As Reform Jews, it is our duty to demand that Congress pass common sense gun legislation and save countless innocent lives, like the 11 tragically lost in Pittsburgh on October 27. Call on your legislators to take action to end the unacceptably high rates of gun violence in our country.
These resources include text studies, educational materials, and even table-tents to introduce a discussion on policy, moral values around gun violence, or coping with tragedy in your congregations and communities in addition to some of our community partners.
Join the RAC and NFTY in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety, The NAACP, and March for Our Lives for Wear Orange for Gun Violence Awareness Weekend on June 7-9, 2019. We're gearing up for a full month of awareness, learning, and activism in June. Stay tuned here for updates!