By Allie Gregory | 0 comments
At the State of the Union, the President made an emotional appeal for improved gun safety -- an appeal echoed by the thousands of Americans whose families and communities are ripped apart by gun violence every year.
Americans like John Woods. John was a student at Virginia Tech when a shooter massacred 32 people, including John's girlfriend, Maxine. His message is heartbreaking and powerful -- and we're going to make sure it's heard in Washington.
Democracy for America has put together a new T.V. ad of John telling his story, in his own words. Watch it, then donate $3 or more today to help us put it on the air during this Sunday's edition of This Week.
Washington's lawmakers and power-brokers pay close attention to the Sunday news programs -- and they'll notice when we run our ad on Sunday's This Week. But we need to raise $25,000 by Friday to get our ad on the air for this Sunday's show.
This is going to be a tough fight. The gun lobby is already mobilized to crush even the most common-sense reforms, like universal background checks. They've had plenty of practice, and have the Hill connections and money to do it again.
But the tide is turning. The tragedies in Newtown, Aurora, and Blacksburg have moved millions of Americans to call for action. And this ad will cause more to step up and demand change. Because as the President said, the victims of gun violence deserve a vote.
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