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gun violence prevention

A message from Tom Mauser

Written by Cynthia Fridsma 

Today I received an email from Tom Mauser about the shooting in the library of Columbine High School in 1999 -- one of 12 innocent kids who lost their lives for no reason at all. His 15-year old son was one of the victims. 

These tragedies keep happening, and so far, Congress has failed to take common-sense action to stop them -- even though nine in 10 Americans have agreed that expanding background checks would help close the loopholes that put guns in the hands of dangerous people and prevent future violence.

Today, OFA and allied organizations are standing up for a national Day of Action to ask members of Congress: What will it take to finally act to prevent gun violence? 

In December, when Tom heard about the shooting in Newtown, he sat in his office and broke down. He was watching another community torn apart by guns -- more parents grieving, more kids who would never see graduation, or a wedding, or a family of their own.

In his email he asked if I wanted to put a link to help the president to do one thing for gun violence prevention.  

It's a link to an online petition and even though we're not a political website, we decided to put the link on our website since we have to do one thing for gun violence prevention. 

Go to https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/do-one-thing-gun-violence-prevention and sing the petition if you want to make a difference.

Cynthia Fridsma