Weeping, I act

I continue to weep – but I act. I will find and support campaigns and issues to address gun violence. For example, here is one petition I have signed.

Here is one step that I will take on my own. I will send the following simple message to elected officials on the federal, state, and local levels:

Dear                ,

It is a typical day in the United States. That means that, on average, some 31 people will die in homicides where firearms are used. In addition, on average, firearms will be used in some 51 suicides.
I find this appalling and unacceptable. I hope you do too.
How are you working to change this situation?

Sincerely

When I receive a response – whatever response I receive – I will reply:

Dear              ,

Thank you for your response. I am glad that you are doing name what ever was included in the response.
That does not seem to be working.
What else will you do?

Sincerely

It’s a start. I will do more.

See you along the Trail.

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3 responses to “Weeping, I act

  1. Tricia Lloyd-Sidle

    Thanks for the suggested response to the response. Great idea. Gives me something to do with the anger I feel each time I receive a letter from Mitch McConnell. You are a gift, Tricia

    Patricia Lloyd-Sidle 197 N. Bellaire Avenue Louisville, KY 40206

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    • Thanks Tricia. I think we have to engage our leaders in dialogue. Too often I simply accept their answers. It’s like – I sent my message and that’s my bit. I think my bit is more than that. Let me know how things work with Sen. McConnell.

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