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“Give us something to do!”

 

We hear this from some of our members and thus the following incomplete list of ideas for projects and individual activities.

Here's what you can do as a group or organization:

  • Invite representative from one of the Coalition member organizations or Executive Committee to speak

  • Meet legislators to develop a relationship with them going forward

  • Gun buyback

  • Gun lock giveaway in association with local police

  • Create relationship with local newspaper

  • Postcards to legislators

  • Participate in Lock it Up

  • Publicize the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO)

  • Support other groups' events especially urban groups such as Louis Brown Peace Institute Mothers Day Walk
     

Individual tasks within a group

  • Create and maintain a list of members on constant contact or other software

  • Write regular newsletters including coming events of other groups

  • News releases to local papers with coming events of the group

  • Contact papers for coverage of events

  • Create and maintain Facebook

  • Keep track of letters to the editor

  • Keep informed of events for the web site for similar groups; if they are a subgroup of faith community, post regularly in church bulletin


Things people can do individually:

  • Show up at events that other members have

  • Letters to the editor

  • Encourage your doctor to talk to patients about the dangers of gun violence

  • Inform yourself and share

  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

  • Rubber stamps with message

  • “Gun safety matters” bumper sticker

  • Publicize ERPO possibly by posting stickers in women's restrooms

  • Distribute Lock it Up rack cards in libraries, etc

  • Call and email legislators on issues