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
3. Engage your community
- If you’re between the ages of 16 to 25 and you’re interested in advocacy and organizing, consider joining the Team Enough Executive Council, created by Brady and Team Enough.
- Help build a world free from gun violence by joining a chapter with Brady or starting one with March for Our Lives.
- If you’re a student, join Students Demand Action via Everytown.
- Contact your representative and state senators to share you’d like to live in a safer community free from gun violence.
*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: