Brady Bunch's new "What are you going to do?" Campaign


April 19, 2007, 12:41 PM
I think this could spark a good video response campaign on youtube....

In light of the recent tragedies at Virginia Tech, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is launching a video petition/campaign to raise awareness about gun violence in America, offer support/solutions, and challenge people across the nation to DO something about our gun violence problem.

Please send us a short video clip of yourself urging students, friends, family, elected officials, and your general community to DO something about gun violence. We need your input – your reaction – your story! Add your face and your voice to the growing list of people who want change.

Monday's shooting at Virginia Tech was more than an isolated incident. This was just one episode in a longstanding gun violence problem we have in the United States.

Eight years ago this week, the young people in Littleton, Colorado suffered a horrible attack at Columbine High School, and almost exactly six months ago, five young people were killed at an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania. Since these killings, we've done nothing as a country to end gun violence in our schools and communities. If anything, we've made it easier to access powerful weapons.

Something must be done.

Public officials are afraid to talk about the gun violence issue.
If they won't talk about it, we will!

Please email your videos to

Feel free to contact Sumi via email or phone (202) 289-5789 for more information.

We will be posting your responses to our YouTube site ( and ultimately our various websites. Keep an eye out for your video!

Length: We ask that you keep it under 2 minutes, but if you feel especially compelled to send something longer, we ask that you at least keep it under 5 minutes.
Content: You shape this Campaign – we want you and your friends speaking out!

· Tell us about your feelings about, reactions to and experiences with gun violence in the U.S. and even more specifically, our heartbreaking losses at Virginia Tech. We want to hear what you’re going to do OR what you’re already doing to make our communities safer from gun violence. Feel free to discuss any of the above subjects – no need to talk about all.

· We encourage you to introduce yourself by name, age and school (if applicable).

· The only thing we require is that every submission should end with the challenge “What are you going to do?” in some form or another. Feel free to challenge the general public, your elected officials, your friends, and even yourself. This is your chance and this our generation’s chance to make a difference in our country.

Contact Information: While we don’t mind anonymity, we ask that you please provide us with your full name and e-mail address in case we need to contact you about your video submission.

File Types: All file types are accepted; however, we prefer MPEG or .WMV. Make it your own! Use your phone, digital camera, webcam or camcorder.
Disclaimer: By submitting a video, you consent to allow the Brady Campaign and Brady Center to use your video for all of its purposes. This may include advertising on the Web or at an event. We reserve the right to review and delete without notice any submission in its sole discretion, including without limitation submissions that in the sole judgment of the Brady Campaign and Brady Center might be offensive, illegal, or might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of others. We also reserve the right not to post or use your video if we deem it to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy/publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.Send Message
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April 19, 2007, 12:46 PM
Redsaber,good stuff. But not really fit for Activism. I'm going to move this to L&P.

L&P is where you come up with ideas, post notices (like this), share info. Activism is where you implement your plan and organzie.


April 19, 2007, 12:51 PM
I'd love to see videos that simply state:

"I will not die begging for my life."

Or something to that tune.

If it works for something stupid like the blasphemy challenge it will work for this.

El Tejon
April 19, 2007, 01:40 PM
"I will shoot back.":)

April 19, 2007, 01:44 PM
What am I going to do? For now?

April 19, 2007, 05:20 PM

I couldn't agree More. :)

April 19, 2007, 11:50 PM
I've been doing something to impress on family and friends the need to do something about violence in America. I'm nagging them all to get CC permits, and to practice, practice, practice.

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