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Rally to End Gun Violence

Welcome to Friday, Dear Activists ~ We hope you are doing well this week. In the aftermath of the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, we wanted to tell you about some rallies that are planned here and elsewhere. The first one is today at noon in Philadelphia. We will get back to giving you the details of our voter outreach programs soon but right now you may want to show your outrage, sadness, or frustration in public spaces. And while showing up for these actions makes an impact, at the end of the day the most important thing we can do is get voters to the polls to prevent pro-gun violence politicians from holding office. For all of you in and outside Pennsylvania, here's a list of where every Senate Republican stands on gun safety legislation. It also includes their career NRA fundraising amounts. Here's a list of members of Congress who have received the most from all gun rights organizations. Ted Cruz tops the list. Below are the rallies. If you know of more just let us know.

TODAY at NOON -- Ceasefire PA is holding a Rally to End Gun Violence. Governor Wolf, A.G. Shapiro, and others will be there. We hope you can make it and show your outrage that we don't have better gun laws. Show them you'll keep pushing for more and more gun safety legislation to protect our children, our families, our communities. Where: Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 615 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 When: noon-1 pm today Who: Governor Wolf, Attorney General Shapiro, community leaders, and you!

Wear Orange Week is a national movement to raise awareness about gun violence in each of our communities. It’s a time to build relationships with each other, to remember the beautiful lives senselessly lost, and recommit ourselves to the work of ending this crisis. When: June 3, 10:00 am Find out more and sign up here.

March For Our Lives is planning marches and rallies for June 11. The main march and rally will be in Washington D.C., and you can find out more about that one and others here. A rally is planned in Philadelphia in Rittenhouse Square. Find out more and sign up here.

OUR OTHER STUFF -- TALKING TO VOTERS See our Call To Action from Wednesday's newsletter here. See our actions to talk to voters here.

OUR NEW MEETING - WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM Join us to hear from an expert on the Supreme Court and on laws governing women’s reproductive freedom. Our speaker will be Kathryn Kolbert, co-author of the recently published book: “Controlling Women: What We Must Do Now to Save Reproductive Freedom.” What: Reproductive Freedom Meeting with Kathryn Kolbert When: July 14, 5:30 pm Where: Zoom Sign up here.

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