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People of Faith Coming Together to Make a Difference
February 4, National Faith Call-In Day

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘The time is always right to do what is right’.     Now is the right time to speak out for gun violence prevention.

The Washington DC based Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. The RAC is the lead organizer for a  national interfaith coalition committed to combatting gun violence.   They are asking all committed individuals to participate in a national  Call-In Day, February 4.  Participate and pass the word to others to ensure that the voice of faithful Americans rings throughout the halls of Congress. On February 4th, call your US Senators and Representative and insist that they act to prevent gun violence. Tell them that it’s time to turn our shared grief into collective action.

The legislative issues that are being promoted are –Require universal background checks for all gun purchases –Ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines –Make gun trafficking a federal crime –Improve access to mental health services

To get updated information visit Faiths Calling. Mark your calendar and participate in the Feb 4 Call-In. To make a difference our members in the US Congress need to hear from us all.

Gun Control will be a topic of discussion at FAN’s Interfaith Advocacy Day in Olympia on Wednesday February 20.  To sign up go to fanwa.org.  Contact Diane Baer for more information.

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