Stop 18-year-olds from purchasing assault weapons

Official action for Tuesday, March 6

We have our regular Resist Trump Tuesday rally and weekly meeting today. You can find more details at the end of this message. We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

(Thanks to Alx Dark for providing us with the basis for this action.)

With the current legislative session ending tomorrow, the WA State Legislature is pushing through their normal deadlines to consider the School and Community Safety Bill (SSB 6620). This bill raises the age at which a person can purchase an assault rifle from 18 to 21 years of age (the same age as is currently required to buy a pistol from a licensed dealer). It also requires a state-level background check before purchasing these guns. Tell your state legislator to support this vital bill now!

Use this to find your reps (and save them to your phone if you haven’t already):
http://app.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder

Sample script:
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city, zip]. I’m calling to express my support for SSB 6620, the School and Community Safety Bill. This bill is an important first step towards gun security policy that will protect the citizens of Washington.”

Extra Credit:
Comment on the bill here: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill//6620

Background:
https://gunresponsibility.org/…/school-community-safety-bi…/
http://apps2.leg.wa.gov/billsummary…


Events Today

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally--featuring Vicki Rhodes and Charlie James
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/576917569321926/

Vicki Rhodes is the Outreach Director for Whole Washington. Rhodes will be discussing Initiative 1600, the Universal Healthcare for Washington State Initiative. Come to learn how the initiative will help all Washingtonians get the health care they need without going broke!

Charlie James is a vital community leader who has helped organize efforts to recognize black culture and history in Seattle.

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Weekly Meeting--featuring Marquese Averett
7-9 p.m.: Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle, WA 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/1996943760584366/

Averett is an activist by passion and an organizer by training. Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, he is no stranger of taking on tough issues. He has worked on many campaigns (from electoral to issue based) all across the country. He is now a senior organizer for the S. King County section of Fuse Washington.

Fuse has been doing this progressive work for 10 years, and we have a lot to learn from Marquese and his comrades. Please come, bring a friend, and join in the discussion.

The Woodland Park UMC can be reached by King County Metro routes 5 and 45.


Good News

Scientists are now running for Congress in droves:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/2018-is-the-year-of-scien…/

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