Dear Editor:

This weekend, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a nationwide training with MOMS Demand Action. 2,000 dedicated gun violence prevention volunteers, leaders, and survivors from all 50 states came together to train, learn from each other, and celebrate our victories.

While we were assembled together for lunch, we learned of yet another mass shooting in America, this time in El Paso, Texas. It seems that not a day goes by without news of a shooting. Mass shootings receive endless media attention, but we also regularly experience gun violence in our communities in central Pennsylvania. There is so much we can do.

An easy place to start is to pass the background check bill currently stalled in Washington. We need our senators in DC to vote to require a background check on all gun sales. Join MOMS Demand Action and ask Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey to demand action, too. Text CHECKS to 644-33 and join our efforts. Together, we can make a difference and make America a safer place to live.

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Shanna Danielson


Legislative Lead for the Capital Region chapter of MOMS Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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