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Contact your members of Congress, urge them to Protect Children, Not Guns, and vote to support safety for all our children. Insist that your elected officials take common sense approaches to gun violence prevention: banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines; closing loopholes in the current background check system; raising the age for the purchase of long guns; raising red flags when law enforcement and family members’ concerns warrant denial of gun purchases; banning devices like bump stocks that allow shooters to increase the rate of fire in their semi-automatic weapons; and protecting victims of domestic violence by extending gun restrictions on perpetrators.
How have you or someone you know been affected by child poverty, budget cuts to federal programs supporting poor and low-income families, or harsh school discipline policies or racial bias and ended up in the juvenile justice system? Use the power of your story to make a difference. Congress listens to stories, and if we would like to share yours, we will follow up to ask permission.