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Accepting money from the NRA

One HUGE point raised and addressed at the recent CNN Town Hall "meeting" was donations from the NRA.

It was a great, eye-opening and emotional special which, if you missed, you can actually watch in full below.

Senator Marcio Rubio, who reportedly accepted millions in donations from the NRA, responded:

The influence of these groups comes not from money,” the Florida Republican said at CNN’s town hall “Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action” on Wednesday night in Sunrise, Florida. “The influence comes from the millions of people that agree with the agenda, the millions of Americans that support the NRA.
— https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/21/politics/rubio-nra-money-cameron-kasky/index.html

I got an email the other day from Everytown, as I do most days. It shares a really great tool to use if interested in seeing the amount of money the NRA has donated to YOUR representatives. You simply fill out a quick form (it takes a minute, if that) with your name and address. They find your representatives. And boom. You have the info. and numbers, and relevant details pertaining to them.

Click here to see if your officials have accepted NRA money.

You can then, in turn, use that information to call and demand they stop. They even make it as easy as possible by giving you the phone numbers to call, and a simple script to read.

Hi, I'm Kim and I live in Western Springs.
I just saw how much money you accepted from the NRA over the years, and I want you to know that gun violence prevention will be one of my top priorities at the ballot box. In fact, I just signed a pledge to be a gun sense voter this November, because I'm done waiting for Congress to act to prevent gun violence.
This election, I will join the majority of Americans who support common-sense gun laws and vote for a candidate who protects their communities' safety over the gun lobby's money. Thank you.

Pretty simple, huh? I love that Everytown is taking the time to develop these useful tools that people can use to easily research their candidates. It's really awesome that they also list steps to take action as well.

I love Everytown and support them with all my heart. If interested in preventing future gun violence, I highly suggest you look into their organization and subscribe to their emails. Their information is both direct and simple.

kk