Tell Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence

In the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Orlando that took the lives of at least 49 and left 53 people injured, APHA continues to urge Congress to pass comprehensive legislation to reduce gun violence. It is critical that public health advocates keep up the pressure on both the Senate and the House to act to address this public health epidemic without further delay.

Gun violence is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our country, resulting in more than 33,000 deaths each year, and we must take a comprehensive public health approach to addressing this ongoing crisis. For too long we as a nation have failed to take on this devastating problem in our communities and we cannot afford to wait any longer.

Tell your senators and representative to support common-sense measures to reduce gun violence in the United States!

Please personalize the message below to share information about how gun violence has impacted your community or why you support immediate action to stop gun violence as a constituent and public health professional.


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Dear [Decision Maker],

As a constituent and American Public Health Association advocate, I write to urge you to take immediate action to address the epidemic of gun violence in the United States. The horrific attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando that claimed at least 49 lives and left 53 people injured is the single largest mass shooting in our nation's history. We cannot allow senseless gun violence and mass killings to continue.

Thank you for your attention to my concerns and comments. I urge Congress to act now to prevent more of these senseless killings and I look forward to hearing your position on this critical public health issue.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]