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Top Stories for May 31:

President Biden delivers thunderous anti-gun speech in wake of Uvalde massacre

The president correctly said that the Second Amendment isn’t “absolute” and reminded the nation that “you couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed.”

Take Action: Call on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to put an end to junk fees extorting billions from American families!

Fed up Tim Ryan shreds Republican opponent JD Vance in must-see takedown

The Ohio Democratic candidate for Senate didn’t hold back on his billionaire-backed opponent.

Take Action: Tell Democrats: No donations from PACs and companies that support insurrectionists!

Republicans pull HORRIFIC stunt after Texas shooting

No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen: Unbelievable.

America celebrates Memorial Day with eight more mass shootings
Eight people have been killed and 45 wounded by gunfire since the massacre in Texas. Gang killings, murder-suicides, drunken shootouts — something is deeply wrong with the American people.

Take Action: Tell Congress to implement a national red flag law to protect against gun violence!

Austin, Texas moves to decriminalize abortion
Austin Councilmember Chito Vela is proposing a resolution that would direct the city’s police department to make criminal enforcement, arrest, and investigation of abortions its lowest priority. Now if only they will listen…

Take Action: Demand the Department of Justice investigate the arson of a Wyoming abortion clinic!

Justin Trudeau introduces strict gun control measures to stem the flow of handguns into Canada
Look how fast things can happen in a functioning democracy!

Biden says “rational Republicans” like Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn may move forward on gun reform

Let’s hope the president is right on this one, because Republicans’ abysmal track record says otherwise.

Ron Johnson under fire for throwing Wisconsin kids to the wolves

OD Action partner: Wisconsin is waking up to the horrors of their Republican senator, but we all need to do our part to flip this Senate seat blue!

First hurricane of 2022 threatens Mexico
Here we go…

Paris demands probe after French journalist becomes 32nd media person killed in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
France has called for an immediate investigation after a French journalist was killed in Ukraine when the vehicle he was travelling in, which was being used to evacuate civilians near the city of Sievierodonetsk, was struck by shelling.

Saudi Arabia’s death sentence for teenager hangs over potential Biden visit
Following reports that President Biden may visit Saudi Arabia during his trip to the Middle East next month, a human rights group highlighted global calls to release Abdullah al-Howaiti, a young man twice sentenced to death by the country’s courts.

Biden sees exodus of Black staffers and some frustration among those who remain
At least 21 Black staffers have left the White House since late last year or are planning to leave soon. Some of those who remain say it’s no wonder why: they describe a work environment with little support from their superiors and fewer chances for promotion.


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Today’s Action: Pass gun safety laws NOW!

A decade after the unspeakable horrors of Sandy Hook, there are still nowhere near enough gun safety laws in place to prevent catastrophic mass shootings in American schools. Last week, an 18-year-old in Uvalde, Texas, armed with a legally purchased assault rifle and 375 rounds of ammunition, walked into Robb Elementary School and murdered 19 children and two teachers. 2,500 instances of school shooting threats have been logged in the K-12 School Shooting Base since just 2018 — how much mass trauma must America experience before our elected officials step up and actually do something? 

In the absence of any new, common-sense gun laws, teachers in America have spent the past decade instructing students how to build barricades, run for their lives, and fight back against active shooters — effectively embedding the reality of gun violence into everyday life. Make no mistake, recalcitrant legislators across the country, at every level, have blood on their hands. At the very least, we need a national red-flag law that will allow officials to intervene before any more lives are senselessly lost.

Call (202.224.3121) or email your members of Congress and demand comprehensive, common-sense gun safety laws, including universal background checks, increased age limits, and expanded waiting periods!

There were 693 mass shootings in the United States in 2021 alone. Excluding suicide, there were 20,726 gun deaths in 2021, as well. In total, more than 40,000 gun deaths have occurred just during the Biden presidency. Despite months of virtual, online schooling last year, there were still 42 acts of gun violence on K-12 campuses. According to the Washington Post, a child is shot every hour in America. Despite these startling numbers, an estimated 18.8 million guns were still sold last year, and six states passed permit-free concealed-carry laws. We have had more mass shootings in 2022 so far than there have been days — something’s got to give.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your representatives and demand common-sense gun safety laws broadly supported by Americans from both sides of the aisle!


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