Monday, April 29, 2013
St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church
2005 Reynolds Ave., North Charleston, SC
Tonight, we will turn out over 1,500 people at our first annual public meeting to gain commitments from our public officials toward the use of best practices.
With our power of people, we will gain a commitment from the Superintendent to provide preschool education to ALL of our 4 year olds in Title I schools, to implement a research based literacy curriculum and to measure the progress of those children through third grade. We will also gain commitments from those involved in the juvenile justice system toward the use of a Risk Assessment Tool to reduce the number of juveniles being incarcerated.
However you feel called to do justice, whether it is God’s call or your innate sense of fairness and compassion, please join us!
AND, BRING THREE!
We have come together already in light of the tragedy in Newtown to urge our lawmakers to pass laws that prevent gun violence. Tested by our grief, inspired in our pursuit of justice, strengthened by our love for country and for God’s children, resolute in our faith- we remain committed to continuing this drumbeat.
Please send out far and wide word of our shared Interfaith Call-in to Prevent Gun Violence on FEBRUARY 4th, when a diversity of faiths will call our lawmakers and say: Enough pain. Enough despair. Enough injustice. We can and must transform our grief into action. WE NEED YOU TO MAKE THIS DAY A SUCCESS. Below is the NEW WEB ADDRESS we have created as a shared site for this event, and some suggested language for your newsletters, for Facebook and for Twitter. When the day comes, we will update the website to enable participants to speak directly with their members of Congress at the click of a button.
Faiths Calling – Interfaith Call-in to Prevent Gun Violence – February 4th
Use this blurb for email newsletters/etc:
Faiths Calling – Interfaith Call-in to Prevent Gun Violence
Ensure that the voice of faithful Americans rings throughout the halls of Congress. On February 4th, call your Senators and Representative and insist that they act to prevent gun violence. Tell them that it’s time to turn our shared grief into collective action. www.faithscalling.org
Try these for Facebook:
Ensure that the voice of faithful Americans rings throughout the halls of Congress. On February 4th, call your Senators and Representative and insist that they act to prevent gun violence. www.faithscalling.org
When you call your Senators and Representative on February 4th’s Interfaith Call-in Day, tell them gun violence prevention laws work and that you are a member of the faith community demanding action now. www.faithscalling.org
Try these for Twitter:
If not now, when? Save Feb 4th for Interfaith Call-In Day to #preventgunviolence #faithscalling www.faithscalling.org
Require universal #backgroundchecks for all gun purchases. On Feb 4, join me in telling Congress. #faithscalling www.faithscalling.org
The time is always right to do what is right – #MLK. Join me Feb 4 & call on Congress to #endgunviolence #faithscalling www.faithscalling.org
Here are some other #hashtags people are using:
#preventgunviolence #gunsafety #demandaplan #ifnotnowwhen