3 Ways to Advocate for Safer Communities

May 25, 2022

By Channel Kindness

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Every day, more than 110 Americans are killed by guns. In fact, firearms are the number one leading cause of death for American children and teens. As we work to build a kinder and braver world, we know that children deserve to go to school without fear, and we all deserve to live in communities that are safe, healthy, and free from violence.

If you’d like to help build a kinder community, here are three things you can do today:

1. Support, donate, and volunteer with these organizations:

  • Everytown – This organization works with over 8 million mayors, teachers, students, and American residents to create safer communities. Donate. Volunteer.
  • March for Our Lives – Founded by Parkland survivors, this youth-led movement promotes civic engagement, education, and direct action by youth to eliminate the gun violence epidemic. Donate. Volunteer
  • Community Justice Action Fund – Led by a governing board made up of 100% survivors of color, the CJAF works to reduce gun violence in Black and Brown communities. Donate. Volunteer.
  • Brady – Named after James Brady, who was permanently disabled as a result of the 1981 Ronald Reagan assassination attempt, this organization is committed to delivering comprehensive gun control solutions to people across the country. Donate. Volunteer.

 

2. Join A March

Join your friends, family, and community to march for safer schools and neighborhoods via March for Our Lives. You can find a march near you here.

 

3. Engage your community

*As a reminder, when engaging in advocacy work, carve out some time to take care of your mental health. Below are some resources to utilize if you need support today:

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