Musician & activist inspires change following tragic shootings
Just hours separated shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio last week. The two incidents left 31 dead, and renewed outrage over the epidemic of gun violence in America. The white supremacist manifesto and words of the El Paso shooter placed that shooting at the intersection of violent ideology and gun violence, increasing calls for reform from politicians, activists, and the public.
I sat down with the people of Dayton, OH and I’m inspired by their strength & resilience, but we must take action. Join me, @Everytown & @MomsDemand by calling your senators & demanding they vote on stronger gun safety laws: Text CHECKS to 644-33 or visit https://t.co/57YE9StqMf
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 12, 2019
With 255 mass shootings in the U.S. this year, politicians are urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to return the chamber from recess to vote on bipartisan universal background check legislation. The legislation passed the House of Reps., but has yet to make progress in the Senate. On Tuesday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Peter King (R-NY) called on Sen. McConnell to bring the legislation to a vote. Gallup polls show 61% of respondents favoring stricter gun laws in late 2018.
Musician and activist John Legend, a native of Ohio, visited Dayton following the tragedy, and is calling on Americans to use their voice to take action. Using the Action Button below, you are empowered to contact your lawmakers, support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety, and volunteer in your local community. Click below to take action and make a difference today. Don’t just read the headlines, change them.