The recent mass shooting at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. and other incidents of gun violence in our schools, places of worship and workplaces, which have taken the lives of too many innocent people, are tragic examples of 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.
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
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 gun violence including the recent mass shooting at a country-music bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif. and the many other recent shootings that have taken place in our schools, places of worship and workplaces. We cannot allow senseless gun violence to continue.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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