Tuesday, June 4 - Fight Gun Violence / Beach Cleanup / Spring Benefit for ICIRR
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Call on Congress to take action on gun violence
Action 2: World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup and Hangout on Saturday, June 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Montrose Beach
Action 3: Spring Benefit for ICIRR (Immigrant and refugee rights) on Monday, June 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Theater Wit (1229 W Belmont Ave)
Action 1: Tell Congress to Act on Gun Violence
The United States has more guns per capita than any other peer nation. On average, there is a mass shooting almost every day of the year in the United States, and the nation has far higher rates of gun homicides than any other developed nation. Firearm suicides in the US are also dismally common, with suicides actually comprising the majority of gun-related deaths. However, thanks to continued lobbying by the National Rifle Association (NRA), Congress has repeatedly failed to take meaningful action and curb gun violence.
America's disproportionately high rates of gun-related deaths are both tragic and shameful. Congress can save lives by passing common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence.
Senator Duckworth | DC: 202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Senator Durbin | DC: 202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Script: Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from [zip code] and a member of Indivisible. I'm calling to urge [NAME] to take action to reduce the epidemic of gun violence in the United States by...
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Closing the loophole that lets people buy guns at shows and through private sellers without background checks
Instituting universal background checks for ammo and gun buyers, a measure 80% of gun owners support
Funding evidence-based community anti-violence programs, like Ceasefire, which have been shown to reduce shootings
Reinstating a federal ban on the purchase of high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons, which is supported by at least 65% of Americans.
Action via 5calls.org
Action 2: World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup and Hangout on Saturday
Come help us fight the battle against pollution. Oceans Blue Corp is hosting a beach clean up on World Oceans Day to reduce the amount of litter strangling the environment. Everything you need will be provided including reusable gloves, arm extenders, and reuseable clean up bags. There will also be some tasty donuts and games to play
When: Saturday, June 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Montrose Beach (4400 N. Lake Shore Drive)
Action via Ocean Blue Corp
Action 3: Spring Benefit for ICIRR on 6/10
The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights is a statewide coalition fighting for the rights of our immigrant and refugee communities. Through legal status and opportunity for eventual citizenship, ICIRR's vision is life that includes the essential elements all residents strive for: a decent livelihood, economic opportunity, high quality education for their children, and basic human rights.
Help the Chicago Actors' Call to Action raise money for this worthy organization at a benefit this coming Monday. Tickets are $20 apiece.
Action via CACTA - The Chicago Actors' Call to Action