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Tell Congress "thoughts and prayers" are not enough

 The 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, ignited a public outcry at the prevalence of gun violence in the United States. But despite strong public support for policies that could help stem the tide of violence, Republicans in Congress refused to act. Or, if they did act, they worked to advance the gun lobby’s agenda, making the problem worse.


Now that Democrats have retaken control of the House, they have the opportunity to change course and do more than extend “thoughts and prayers.” On January 8, 2018, H.R. 8 was introduced, a bill to do just that. This legislation requires background checks on all gun sales, including private sales and online. 


H.R. 8 represents a critical first step that would break the NRA’s stranglehold on Congress, save lives and reduce the number of guns that fall into the wrong hands.


What can you do? 

If you're  a Colusa County resident, your House Representative is Congressman John Garamendi. The good news is, he is already a co-sponsor of H.R.8.  But he needs to know that there is widespread support among his constituents for passing meaningful gun violence prevention laws like H.R.8.  

  
Call one of Congressman Garamendi's offices today - you'll find all the numbers below. It doesn't matter which office you call and you can leave a message if it's after hours.  


Sample call script

Hello, I’m a constituent calling from [CITY]. I'd like to thank Congressman Garamendi for co-sponsoring H.R. 8. - the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. It's way past time for Congress to take meaningful action to reduce gun violence in this country. 


I support requiring background checks for all gun purchases, and I'm not alone. Americans overwhelming support comprehensive background checks. Please let the Congressman know this issue is a top priority for me and my family. 

Read Indivisible's explainer about h.R.8

Our members of congress

Congressman John Garamendi

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Washington, DC  (202) 225-1880

Davis  (530) 753-5301

Yuba City  (530) 329-8865

Fairfield  (707) 438-1822

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Senator Dianne Feinstein

Senator Dianne Feinstein

Washington, DC  (202) 224-3841 

San Francisco  (415) 393-0707

Fresno  (559) 485-7430

Los Angeles  (310) 914-7300

San Diego (619) 231-9712

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Senator Kamala Harris

Senator Kamala Harris

Washington, DC office  (202) 224-3553

Sacramento  (916) 448-2787

San Francisco  (415) 355-9041

Fresno  (559) 497-5109 

Los Angeles  (213) 894-5000

San Diego  (619) 239-3884

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