"Earlier this year, the U.S. House passed legislation requiring universal background checks on every firearm sale and transfer, appropriating funds for gun violence research, and closing loopholes in laws that allow stalkers to obtain guns. And now it’s time for us to ensure the U.S. Senate does the same."
"Over a 48 hour period from August 3rd to August 4th, our country witnessed more tragic examples of the consequences of inaction in the face of a public safety crisis: twenty-two people were killed in El Paso, Texas, ten were killed in Dayton, Ohio, and Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital temporarily stopped accepting patients Sunday morning because they were at capacity following a series of shootings. Another shooting also followed in Odessa and Midland, TX on August 31, where seven people were killed.
"Americans are demanding gun safety reform like never before. Legislation passed in the U.S. House earlier this year, H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Check Act, is supported by 97% of the American people. But the U.S. Senate has left lifesaving bills to falter in that chamber by refusing to even bring them up for a vote. We must hold our politicians accountable for choosing partisanship over the will of the American people."
The cards were designed by the League of Women Voters of Lawrence Township. Our league is very active with voter registration events and decided to design a motivating givaway for those already registered voters who stop by our table to chat.
"We know that young people, particularly those who are not in a four-year college, are often left out of the conversation and not given the tools needed to become engaged members of our democracy. Our research shows that voter registration and education are critical to turnout of young voters. By building on relationships with local high schools and community colleges, League volunteers were able to host a total of 774 registration events reaching over 62,000 students."
"Despite common misconceptions, young people want to be engaged."