APHA continues to urge Congress to pass comprehensive legislation to reduce gun violence. While the Senate failed to complete work on gun violence legislation earlier this year, 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 30,000 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.
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Support common-sense measures to reduce gun violence
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. Earlier this year, President Obama proposed a comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence that includes a number of important recommendations made by APHA and other members of the public health and medical community. I strongly urge you to work with your colleagues in Congress to move these important proposals forward.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]
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