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It’s Time to Stand Up to the NRA: Sign The Petition

Posted by Admin On August - 28 - 2015

“Thoughts and prayers” or real action to stop gun violence?

Tell Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham:

“Your ‘thoughts and prayers’ for the families and friends of victims of gun violence are not enough when your hearts and votes are with the National Rifle Association. It’s time to put your constituents before the NRA.”

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It’s happened again. A tragic shooting, this time horrifically broadcast live on the news. And just like after every mass shooting, right-wing politicians, who have no intention of doing anything to make people safer in the face of gun violence, were quick to offer their prayers and condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Lindsey Graham are all staunch National Rifle Association supporters. When they tweet that they are “heartbroken” and that their “thoughts and prayers” are with the victims’ families, it doesn’t mean much because when they vote on gun laws, their hearts are with the NRA.

Tell Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham: Your “thoughts and prayers” are not enough when your hearts and votes are with the NRA. Click here to sign the petition.

Read their tweets in the wake of this latest gun tragedy:

Tweet from Ted Cruz: All of our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and loved ones of @WDBJ7’s Alison and Adam.
Tweet from Marco Rubio: Saddened by the deadly shooting in Virginia this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.
Tweet from Lindsay Graham: My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and #WDBJ7.  Absolutely heartbreaking.

Now consider how all three senators have helped block common sense gun laws including universal background checks and a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons.

There’s one reason why Congress consistently fails to take real action on gun violence: the National Rifle Association. The NRA has a chokehold on Congress that keeps most bills about gun control from even coming to the floor for a vote. Politicians beholden to, or afraid of, the NRA are willing to turn their backs on their constituents when it comes time to implement reasonable limits and controls on guns. But you can count on them for a “heartbroken” tweet about their “thoughts and prayers” when a tragic shooting makes the national news.

Tell Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham: Your tweets about your “thoughts and prayers” mean little when you consistently vote with the NRA. Click the link below to sign the petition:

http://act.credoaction.com/sign/NRA_PushBack?t=9&akid=15436.6338158.h_LHi9

If you’re on Twitter there is something you can do in addition to signing the petition:

Tweet at Sen. Ted Cruz: .@tedcruz “Thoughts and prayers” for victims of gun violence not enough when you vote with the @NRA via @CREDOMobile

Tweet at Sen. Marco Rubio: .@marcorubio “Thoughts and prayers” for victims of gun violence not enough when you vote with the @NRA via @CREDOMobile

Tweet at Sen. Lindsey Graham: .@LindseyGrahamSC “Thoughts and prayers” for victims of gun violence not enough when you vote with the @NRA via @CREDOMobile

Thanks for standing up to politicians who put the NRA before our citizenry.

Heidi Hess, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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