Tell Congress to pass commonsense measures to reduce gun violence

The recent shootings at Santa Fe High School in Texas and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, which tragically took the lives of students, teachers and other school employees are the latest in the all too common occurrence of deadly shootings across the United States. We cannot allow senseless gun violence to continue and we must act now to prevent future tragedies.

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. Recent mass shootings, including deadly violence at our schools, at a church in Texas and at a concert in Las Vegas, underscore the urgency.

Gun violence is one of the leading causes of preventable death in our country, resulting in more than 38,000 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 commonsense 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 gun violence in the United States. Too many lives have been lost and families devastated from recent mass shootings, including at a schools in Texas and Florida, a church in Texas and a concert in Las Vegas. We cannot allow senseless gun violence 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]