Virginia Chapter
of the National Organization for Women

Governor Northam has called for a special session of the General Assembly to address the epidemic of gun violence. This is a bold move and one that Virginia NOW supports 100%. Not only are we all affected by gun violence tragedies like the one in Virginia Beach but as women's advocates we know that women bear a special burden: a staggering portion of violence against women is fatal, and a key driver of these homicides is access to guns. And now, in a move shocking even for the gun lobby, the NRA is trying to block renewal of the Violence Against Women Act . 

GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN VIRGINIA
IN SUPPORT OF THE SPECIAL SESSION - ACTION 1

The key message this week is bring the bills to a "Floor Vote!" Please end every tweet and social media post with #votesandlaws

Sample Tweets:
"Virginia victims deserve a vote! #votesandlaws"
"Virginians deserve legislators who VOTE! #votesandlaws"
"What are you afraid of? Vote! #votesandlaws"
"Votes and laws not thoughts and prayers! #votesandlaws"
"Vote for laws to end gun violence! #votesandlaws"

To Contact:
Sen. Tommy Norment
Office:         757-259-7810
Toll Free:     800-698-2027
Email:         senator@senatornorment.com
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/tommy.norment.7
Twitter:       @tommynorment

Del. Kirk Cox
Office:         804-526-5135
Email:          delkcox@house.virginia.gov
Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/kirk.cox.758
Twitter:       @SpeakerCox

Other Important Twitter Targets:
@vagop
@vagopcaucus

Many thanks for doing all you can to help advance the cause of gun violence prevention.