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This December, people around the country are gathering to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to gun violence. It’s important for us as a broader faith community to hold these lives in the light and show solidarity in the face of persistent gun violence. By engaging in the issue at our houses...
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Within the span of a week, three separate mass shootings in Gilroy, CA, El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH killed at least 36 people and wounded at least 66. As faith leaders we mourn this loss of life and grieve with those who have lost their loved ones. Mass shootings like these have become an...
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On October 27, eleven lives were lost during a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. We mourn this loss of life and grieve as another house of worship is added to the growing list of places that have been instantly transformed from a community hub into a memorial of those who...
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi 1236 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy 2468 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 317 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Minority Leader Chuck Schumer 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence (FUPGV), a...
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Universal background checks are key first step toward reducing gun violence Today, multi-faith leaders voiced their support and urged Representatives to pass the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8). Introduced by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA), this bill would implement universal background checks for all firearm purchases and transfers, with minimal exceptions. This bill...
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RELEASE: Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence – Statement on Parkland School Shooting and Call to Action Date: February 16, 2018 Contact: Stasha Rhodes, J.D. Center for American Progress Phone: (202) 682-1611 Email: srhodes@americanprogress.org Interfaith Coalition Issues Statement on Parkland School Shooting and Call to Action On Wednesday, February 14, seventeen lives were taken from...
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November 30, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510  The Honorable Paul Ryan  The Honorable Nancy Pelosi  Speaker Democratic Leader  U.S. House of Representatives  U.S. House of Representatives  Washington, DC 20515  Washington, DC 20515 Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Leader...
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November 09, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell The Honorable Chuck Schumer Majority Leader Minority Leader U.S. Senate U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Washington, DC 20510  The Honorable Paul Ryan  The Honorable Nancy Pelosi  Speaker Democratic Leader  U.S. House of Representatives  U.S. House of Representatives  Washington, DC 20515  Washington, DC 20515 Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Leader...
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We have updated our Endorser Resolution and, in turn, are excited to recognize our updated list of Endorsers as below. Each of these organizations has committed to our Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence Endorser Resolution: African American Ministers In Action African Methodist Episcopal Church – Social Action Commission Alliance of Baptists Alliance of Baptists...
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