My first personal exposure to gun violence was as a teenager. I had a weeklong internship at a courthouse, and coincidentally a murderer from my hometown was being sentenced that week. A young man had shot his grandmother with the family hunting rifle.
As a follow-up to last month’s March for Our Lives, Reform Jewish young people have designated April 10th as a National Call-In Day for Gun Violence Prevention.
In response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, communities across the country have come together to help protect our schools and our students. What makes this gun violence prevention movement different from other past movements is that, this time, it is led by teenagers.
We are urging Congress to pass comprehensive legislation that would improve public safety, prevent gun violence, and save lives. After you've made your call, let us know how it went!
Together, we are committed to building inclusive communities, repairing the world, and pursuing justice. Our work is just beginning.
I don't want my daughter to know we live in a world in which she could get shot in her second-grade classroom. Am I too protective? Too naive? Too selfish?
I will not mince words: the violence we witnessed this weekend is sickening. Join me in ensuring the period of “thoughts and prayers” without action is over – that instead, we prioritize real, lasting change to keep our communities safe.