This past weekend, Pennsylvanians across the Commonwealth (just like Americans everywhere) gathered to observe the one-year mark of the Sandy Hook tragedy.  On the eve of that solemn anniversary, we were horrified to learn of yet another school shooting — this time in Colorado, which has seen so many tragedies.  As we continue to mourn for all the victims of gun violence, we must resolve together to do more than remember in silence. We must honor the victims with action designed to reduce gun violence and spare more families from joining that special group of which no one wants to be a part.We keep hearing this question: what can we do in the face of inaction by our legislators in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.? Simply put, we must work harder, do more, bring more people into this movement we are building.  Every letter, call, email and visit to an elected official counts and amplifies the voices calling for change. Every time you convince a friend or neighbor to join the effort, we become stronger.

Here are three things you can do today that will make a difference.

1.  Call your legislator and ask them to sign on to HB 1010.  There are now 63 cosponsors, including 8 Republicans. If they are already a cosponsor, thank them.


2. Tell Governor Corbett it’s long past time for him to elevate the issue of gun violence prevention on Pennsylvania’s agenda. Tell him you are ashamed of the silence coming out of Harrisburg. Tell him the Keystone State should be leading the way forward.

3. Forward this email to a friend and ask them to join the movement.  We need every voice calling for change.

Pennsylvanians want change, and we’re willing to work for it.  Now more than ever, we need you to stand with us.  We cannot be silent; we must honor the victims with action. Together, we will succeed.


Shira Goodman
Executive Director