At least 26 people were killed in yet another mass shooting yesterday. It was another white man with a history of domestic violence, armed with an assault rifle, who opened fire. This time, it was at a church.
And after briefly offering the usual, meaningless “thoughts and prayers,” Republican politicians have forgotten this horrific tragedy and gone back to doing what they usually do about gun violence: helping the NRA make such violence easier.
The NRA continues to be unrepentant. They know that Republicans in Congress and state legislatures have made it pretty clear no mass shooting will ever convince them to abandon the NRA and actually pass common sense legislation on gun violence.
DFA members are mobilizing to defeat the NRA and elect candidates who will confront gun violence with legislation and funding for gun safety and enforcement. This includes crucial elections in Virginia tomorrow, where the NRA is spending big to defeat our candidates. Can you help?
To defeat the NRA, DFA needs you now. Chip in $3 or more to help DFA defeat NRA-backed candidates across the country in 2017 and 2018 — and replace them with leaders who will stand up to the NRA and fight gun violence.
We’ve beaten the NRA at the ballot box before. But with Donald Trump in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress and numerous state legislatures, it’s more urgent than ever that we take them on now.
DFA has endorsed a slate of progressive leaders who have vowed to take on the NRA. This includes champions running in tomorrow’s Virginia state legislative elections, as well as candidates in cities across the country.
And we’ve endorsed candidates who are taking on some of the NRA’s key allies in Congress — including a candidate running against Paul Ryan himself.
It’s been almost five years since Sandy Hook. It’s clear the NRA and their Republican allies will never act to stop gun violence. So we must act and remove them from office — and replace them with progressives who aren’t afraid of the NRA. Will you help?
Now is the time to take a stand against the NRA. Chip in $3 or more to help DFA defeat NRA-backed candidates across the country in 2017 and 2018.
Thank you for standing up to the NRA and their Republican accomplices.
Robert Cruickshank, Senior Campaign Manager
Democracy for America