The recent shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which tragically took the lives of 17 innocent people, is 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 common-sense measures to reduce gun violence in the
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.
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 school in Florida, a church in Texas and a concert in Las Vegas. We cannot allow senseless gun violence to continue.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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