The following letter was sent by LWVUS President on March 24th when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country to demand gun control.
Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy
Today, students, parents and concerned Americans are marching in Washington D.C., and other cities across the country, to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we finally put an end the epidemic of mass school shootings. Across the country, the League of Women Voters is marching with them. We're also setting up voter registration tables to ensure those speaking out are heard at the ballot box this year.
We are marching for the lives of America’s children. We are marching to urge Congress to enact common-sense solutions to the gun violence plaguing our nation.
A recent Quinnipiac poll found that support for background checks is almost universal with 97-percent of voters in favor of background checks on all gun purchasers. This is the highest level of support ever measured by the independent poll. Congress should move common-sense legislation forward that supports universal background checks, bans military-style semi-automatic assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and funds research and reporting on gun violence in America.
Curbing gun violence is a critical matter of public safety, public health and public confidence. It is about protecting our children and our communities from the senseless tragedies that plague our society.
Join the millions of students, parents and concerned Americans today and call on Congress to pass common-sense solutions to curb gun violence. Your action will add to the voices of those marching in Washington and around the country today.
The League will keep fighting on Capitol Hill and in legislatures around the country to move reforms forward. Please add your voice and push Congress to act on these necessary reforms.
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Yours in the fight,