Demand Senate Action on Gun Violence!

We called about this last week, but we have to keep the pressure on so please call again today!


In the wake of the past week's horrific mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on her Senate counterpart, Mitch McConnell, to call the Senate out of its August recess and take action on a gun violence bill that the Democratic-controlled House passed with bipartisan support almost six months ago.


Just before the vote on H.R. 8, which expands background checks to close gaps like the gun show loophole, Republicans (along with 26 Democrats) voted to add language that required reporting to ICE when undocumented immigrants attempt to purchase firearms—an attack on immigrants that won’t do anything to keep our communities safe.


Ninety percent of Americans support universal background checks on gun sales!


The Senate version of the Background Check Expansion Act or S. 24 is the companion legislation to H.R. 8, but without the anti-immigrant language. Tell our Senators we want to keep it that way!


Both of our Senators are cosponsors. We know they will vote yes. We need them to pressure McConnell for a vote AND keep the anti-immigrant language out of it.


Today's Action: Tell our Senators we want a vote on background checks and only background checks!


Call both Senators:

Senator Patty Murray: DC – 202-224-2621; Seattle – 206-553-5545

Senator Maria Cantwell: DC – 202-224-3441; Seattle – 206-220-6400

Sample script:

Hi, my name is {NAME}, and I'm calling from {CITY, ZIP} to ask the Senator to demand that Mitch McConnell brings the Senate back from its August recess to debate and vote on S. 24, the companion to the background checks bill that passed the House earlier this year. Speaker Pelosi has called on McConnell to act on this issue, and I want to see the Senator do the same. Ninety percent of Americans support background checks on gun sales, and it's time that we finally close gun sales loopholes without the anti-immigrant language added to H.R 8.

Background:


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/house-bill-for-stronger-background-checks-on-guns-mitch-mcconnells-stalls-senate-vote/

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/456585-213-dem-lawmakers-call-on-mcconnell-to-bring-up-baackground-check-bills