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