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MoveOn.org - heads up

Discussion in 'Activism Discussion and Planning' started by T-Bolt, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. T-Bolt

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    Folks I lurk here a lot because I see how heavily this forum is monitored and don't know if I'll comply with the rules. But I want to make everyone aware of how MoveOn is getting into this "discussion". So, my activism is if you are aware, you can plan your own response.

    My wife works for a public school system - I think she's on a list somewhere that got her email address shared. She got this and so I am passing it on for your awareness and appropriate counter responses in your own communities.

    "Just three weeks ago, MoveOn members and our allies came together at over 300 candlelight vigils across the country to remember the victims of the Newtown tragedy and call for an end to gun violence.
    It was a powerful display of national unity and a clear sign that people are ready for a change—but in the month since the Newtown shooting another 500 lives have been lost to gun violence.1 We can't wait any longer.
    That's why on Thursday, January 17th, MoveOn members and allies will gather in living rooms and community centers across the country to begin planning next steps to end gun violence. If you've never hosted an event like this before, that's ok, we'll provide everything you need for a successful meeting. Can you host a meeting in XXXX (removed our location) next Thursday?
    As Lori Haas, whose daughter survived the Virgina Tech shooting, said, "Your actions, your efforts, and your organizing will save lives."
    The tragedy in Newtown was a wake-up call on the gun violence occurring daily in this country—and on the need to push for new policies that finally end this source of pain and suffering. From demanding a plan from Congress and campaigning for states to pass stricter gun control laws to holding gun retailers like Wal-Mart accountable—the Community Committees Against Gun Violence are a launching pad for taking action to end gun violence.
    Click here to host a Community Committee Against Gun Violence meeting in XXXX (removed location again).
    Thanks for all you do.
    –Garlin, Linda, Susannah, Eric, and the rest of the team"


    Mods . . . if I'm off the mark, I apologize.
     
  2. NaturalDefensiveRights

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    I had no idea guns were so violent. I just figured it was those that use them for diabolic acts. Thanks MoveOn.org, for clearing up that misconception.
     
  3. Ryanxia

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    Welcome to The High Road. I would recommend sticking around, it may be more strict than other forums but it keeps all the flaming and off topic stuff out of real discussions when people are looking for information or trying to make a plan.

    Thanks for sharing, stuff like this makes me sick and we should all be aware of the different organizations out there.
     
  4. NaturalDefensiveRights

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    BTW, T-Bolt, if you ever want to be a moderator here, just talk about how much you hate Alex Jones. You'll be considered instantly.
     
  5. stonecutter2

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    Community organization will likely be key to driving out this attempted legislation. I'm actually wondering if there will be a drive for public relations/information regarding this whole situation.

    I envision "I'm a gun owner" commercials where kids are target shooting, a hunter is hunting, folks are at the shooting range laughing and plinking at cans or something. Something that differentiates us from the nutballs that give everyone a bad name because they use "scary looking" guns.
     
  6. T-Bolt

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    SC2 - I like your thoughts! People ought to know who we 99.999% are, and we are not the problem!!!
     
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