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  The Alliance · [email protected]
August 4, 2022 at 11:04 PM

41 shots in 30 seconds

Hi John, Three years ago, back to back mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton shook the nation. On August 3, 2019, the country went to sleep grieving the senseless act of anti-immigrant hate and white supremacy that stole 23 lives and wounded 23 others at a Walmart in El…
  The Alliance Victory Fund · [email protected]
August 2, 2022 at 12:07 AM

This is essential

Dear John,  In the first 213 days of 2022, more than 25,000 people have been killed by guns in the U.S.   We cannot afford to elect leaders who won’t act on gun violence prevention. The longer we face inaction, the more lives are lost. So please, support our Victory Fu…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
July 29, 2022 at 6:23 PM

Why we keep fighting

John,  It is a heavy week. This week, we mark the anniversaries of two shootings that hit close to home for us at the Alliance. Sixteen years ago yesterday, a gunman opened fire at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, killing Pam Waechter and wounding five other w…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
July 27, 2022 at 10:26 PM

A July note

JULY NEWSLETTER This month began with a violent holiday weekend that saw seven people killed and 47 wounded in the mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, IL. As it comes to a close, we will mark the anniversaries of earlier tragedies at the Jewish F…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
July 25, 2022 at 8:12 PM

URGENT: New high-capacity magazine lawsuit!

This is bad, John. Our opponents have filed ANOTHER lawsuit to try to block the lifesaving high-capacity magazine restrictions that took effect on July 1st. They’re hoping a court will put these restrictions on hold while the case is settled.  Let us be clear: We know …
  The Alliance · [email protected]
July 22, 2022 at 5:12 PM

URGENT: New high-capacity magazine lawsuit!

This is bad, John. Our opponents have filed ANOTHER lawsuit to try to block the lifesaving high-capacity magazine restrictions that took effect on July 1st. They’re hoping a court will put these restrictions on hold while the case is settled.  Let us be clear: We know …
  The Alliance · [email protected]
July 15, 2022 at 7:59 PM

Pledge to Vote Orange

Hi John, As the midterms approach, the need for bold, decisive action to address the gun violence epidemic is more clear than ever. Make no mistake: gun violence prevention is on the ballot! Elected leaders have a HUGE role to play in the fight against gun violence. Th…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
July 7, 2022 at 9:02 PM

Tell Congress: Ban Assault Weapons

Take action now Hi John, Yesterday, Vice President Harris visited Highland Park—the site of the horrific parade shooting on July 4th that left seven dead and dozens more wounded. She told the crowd, "Congress needs to have the courage to act, and renew the assault weapo…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
July 5, 2022 at 9:57 PM

A grieving nation

Yet again, we have suffered the devastating consequences of average Americans armed with weapons of war. A seventh person has now died from yesterday's tragedy in a Chicago suburb, with dozens more wounded. On what should have been a day of celebration, community membe…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
July 1, 2022 at 1:17 AM

Donate by midnight

Help us meet our second quarter goal! I’ll get right to it, John. Just hours remain for us to meet our fundraising goal for Quarter 2. If our most dedicated supporters like you step up, I know we can do it. If you have saved your payment information with FastAction, you…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 4:44 PM

FWD: Historic setback

John -- I wanted to make sure you saw Renee’s email about our Quarter 2 deadline. We only have until midnight tonight and we are still $8,011 short of our goal. We set these goals carefully and strategically to support our work throughout the year. If we miss one of these deadlines, …
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 29, 2022 at 7:05 PM

Historic setback

Hi John, Last Thursday, six radical Supreme Court Justices made our country less safe. The majority overturned a century-old New York State gun law, rejected decades of precedent, and ignored the will of the American people. The New York State Rifle & Pistol Associ…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 23, 2022 at 10:15 PM

This decision is deadly

John, Today six unelected judges issued a decision that will make our communities less safe. A radical supermajority in the Supreme Court–including three Trump-appointed justices–overturned a century-old New York State law requiring people to have a permit to carry a c…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 22, 2022 at 5:23 PM

URGENT: The Senate’s bill is out!

This is big, John. Last night, the Senate released bipartisan legislation to keep our schools and communities safe from gun violence. They could hold a vote on the package as early as this week! Contact your Senators NOW to urge them to support this bill! We …
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 21, 2022 at 9:01 PM

One simple, lifesaving question

Hi John, Every day, eight children are killed or injured by unintentional shootings in the United States. These shootings happen when a child finds an unsecured gun at home and fires it accidentally, harming themselves or others. They are tragically common, but they ar…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 14, 2022 at 6:19 PM

Tell the Senate: Vote NOW on gun responsibility

Hi John, This weekend proved what our movement is made of. On Saturday thousands took to the streets to demand action to keep our communities safe. Then on Sunday, the Senate announced a bipartisan deal on gun responsibility for the first time in decades. This is a hug…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 9, 2022 at 1:39 AM

It's time to March

John — This Saturday, June 11, young people across the country are organizing another March for Our Lives to demand action to keep our schools and communities safe from gun violence. We’ll be marching alongside our local partners starting at Redmond City Hall at 1pm…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 6, 2022 at 11:10 PM

We can win

Hi John — This weekend, our movement showed its strength. Communities across the country rallied in their finest orange attire to demand action to address gun violence. We organized marches and vigils, spoke up at sports games and community events, and we sent the mess…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 3, 2022 at 5:51 PM

Wear Orange begins now

Join us for a weekend of action Buffalo, Laguna Woods, Uvalde, and now Tulsa. They say not to politicize their deaths. They say nothing could have prevented this. They say thoughts and prayers. WE SAY ENOUGH. What do you say, John? Join Us For #WearOrange Weekend …
  The Alliance · [email protected]
June 1, 2022 at 7:58 PM

Here's how to help

Hi John, It has been just over a week since 19 young children and two teachers were gunned down in their classroom on the second to last day of school at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX and just over two weeks since 10 shoppers were killed in a racist attack at a grocery…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 29, 2022 at 7:04 PM

FWD: The NRA Convention

John — I wanted to make sure you saw this note from Renée before the NRA’s convention ends tonight. Unsurprisingly, NRA leaders and politicians like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have spent the weekend blaming the tragedy in Uvalde, TX on mental health, video games, the decline in church…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 27, 2022 at 5:25 PM

Re: The NRA Convention

Hi John — Right now, the NRA is holding its annual convention in Houston, just a short drive from Uvalde, TX where 19 children and two teachers were murdered in what should have been the safe haven of their classroom. I wanted to share the full statement below, which I…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 11:38 PM

More than thoughts and prayers

We are reeling, John. Heartbreak, anger, despair, outrage. These are just some of the emotions I’ve cycled through in the hours since the news broke that 19 young children and two adults were gunned down at school in Uvalde, Texas yesterday. I’ve felt heartbreak, anger…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 25, 2022 at 5:43 PM

A May note

MAY NEWSLETTER We are still reeling from the devastating news out of Uvalde, Texas yesterday. At least 19 young children and two adults were massacred in a senseless act of violence. We must continue to fight to honor all victims and survivors–including those that neve…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 24, 2022 at 11:13 PM

Our children should be safe in school

We are outraged, John. Yet another American school—another American elementary school—has become the site of unthinkable carnage. We are outraged that this senseless violence cut 15 futures short, 14 of them young school children. We are outraged that our children ar…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 23, 2022 at 7:35 PM

Our Community, Our Future

Hi John — The Alliance’s work has expanded and evolved since our founding in 2013 following the Sandy Hook tragedy. Today, our mission is to end the gun violence crisis in all of our communities. That means fighting to stop devastating mass shootings like Buffalo as…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 17, 2022 at 10:35 PM

Inaction is not an option

Hi John, This weekend, we were met once again with the horrifying cost of inaction in the face of gun violence. We refuse to sit back while our elected leaders offer thoughts and prayers and empty calls for action. We have joined our partners across the country to dema…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 16, 2022 at 9:06 PM

Enough is enough

Hi John, Once again, we have borne witness to the devastating consequences of white supremacy fueled by a gun. On Saturday, a white shooter, filled with hate, motivated by racism, and armed with a semi-automatic assault weapon and high-capacity magazines terrorized a p…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 7:25 PM

Gun lobby obstruction

John — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) is the only government agency responsible for enforcing federal gun laws, preventing illegal gun trafficking, and overseeing the gun industry. It has not had a permanent director since 2015. That is unacceptable…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 10, 2022 at 7:19 PM

How far we’ve come

Hi John — The Alliance was founded in the wake of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Since then, Washington has become a leader in the fight against gun violence, proving that in the absence of federal action, states can lead t…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 8, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Mother’s Day

This Mother's Day, we’re sending love and gratitude to all the mothers and mother figures in our lives. Thank you for all that you do. We are also holding in our hearts all the families who have been torn apart by gun violence. We’re thinking especially of Ahmaud Arbery’s love…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
May 5, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Ghost guns are real guns

Hi John—Ghost guns are untraceable, DIY firearms that look like a gun and kill like a gun, but are not regulated like a gun. Thanks to a deadly loophole in current law, it has been easy for anyone, from domestic abusers to children, to get their hands on a ghost gun, n…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 28, 2022 at 12:34 AM

Thank you!

Wow, John. Our 10th Annual Luncheon: Building a Safer Future has ended and we are overwhelmed with gratitude. Together, we raised more than $843,000 in support of our lifesaving gun violence prevention work! Donations are still coming in and we are hopeful that when al…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 27, 2022 at 6:55 PM

JOIN NOW: Alliance’s 10th Annual Luncheon!

John — Our 10th Annual Luncheon: Building a Safer Future is starting in just 5 minutes at 12pm PT/3pm ET! WATCH LIVE Give Now! Our keynote speaker will be Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and the event will be hosted by Grammy-nominated Songwriter and Community Ad…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 25, 2022 at 10:35 PM

An April note

APRIL NEWSLETTER The Alliance team is busy preparing for our signature fundraising event of the year! On Wednesday, we are hosting our 10th Annual Luncheon: Building a Safer Future. We are thrilled to return in-person in downtown Seattle with COVID precautions in place…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 19, 2022 at 10:36 PM

And our keynote speaker is...

Hi John—We are thrilled to announce that Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell will keynote our 10th Annual Luncheon: Building a Safer Future! And the exciting news doesn’t stop there: The event will be hosted by Grammy nominated songwriter, speaker, creative generator, and comm…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM

#ENOUGH

A special performance on April 20th Hi John, Over 1,300 U.S. children were killed by gunfire in 2020. Young people today have grown up in the shadow of gun violence. They have never known a world where schools, movie theaters, malls, houses of worship are free from the …
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 13, 2022 at 7:01 PM

Join us for our 4/27 Luncheon!

RSVP now for virtual or in-person Hi John, Our luncheon is one of our biggest events of the year. It serves as an opportunity for hundreds of dedicated gun responsibility supporters to come together to reflect on why we fight this fight and to recognize that progress is…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 12, 2022 at 6:11 PM

Brooklyn

This morning, we woke to news of a mass shooting in Brooklyn. At least 10 people were shot on the subway during the morning rush hour after a gunman opened a canister that filled the car with smoke and opened fire. Waking up to news of another mass shooting should n…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 6, 2022 at 3:07 PM

Action Needed: SCOTUS

Hi John, The Senate is expected to vote this week on the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States. Her confirmation is essential to ensuring that the highest court in the land better represents the American people. Bu…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
April 5, 2022 at 5:01 PM

Join us for "Building a Safer Future"

Our annual luncheon is on April 27th Hi John, Our 10th annual luncheon, Building a Safer Future, is less than a month away! RSVP today to join us virtually on April 27th! After two long years of entirely virtual events, we are thrilled to be able to safely gather in dow…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 9:13 PM

Last chance, John

John — This is a rare opportunity: A supporter has agreed to match every donation up to $10,000 to help us meet our quarterly fundraising goal. The deadline is midnight tonight and we’re still $2,450 short of our goal. Can you contribute now and have your dollar go twi…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
March 30, 2022 at 6:57 PM

Q1 Deadline

Hi John, “The NRA’s stranglehold on this state has been broken.” Those were Governor Inslee’s words last week when he signed three lifesaving gun violence prevention bills into law. For years, the gun lobby succeeded in blocking any and every commonsense gun safety mea…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 6:57 PM

Progress is possible

Hi John, It has been an incredibly eventful few weeks that has reminded us that gun violence prevention progress IS possible. Here’s a quick recap: Yesterday, President Biden called for additional funding for community violence prevention work and outlined a “whole of …
  The Alliance · [email protected]
March 24, 2022 at 11:08 PM

A March note

MARCH NEWSLETTER This legislative session, lawmakers passed six Alliance for Gun Responsibility priority bills into law and provided more than $8M in funding for gun violence prevention programs! We are thrilled that the legislature finally matched the courage of the p…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
March 21, 2022 at 11:56 PM

NEW: Referendum on high-capacity magazines

John — For six years, thousands of survivors, advocates, volunteers, and legislative champions have worked tirelessly to enact commonsense, evidence-based restrictions on extraordinarily deadly high-capacity magazines. Lawmakers finally took action this month to keep t…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
March 17, 2022 at 11:41 PM

This is so dangerous

This is bad, John. Washington’s new lifesaving restrictions on deadly high-capacity magazines haven’t been signed into law yet, but our opponents are already fundraising to bring a barrage of legal challenges against the measure. They are not just using traditional fun…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
March 15, 2022 at 10:27 PM

Beating the NRA

John—We have a HUGE victory to celebrate: Washington has officially restricted high-capacity magazines! This is a policy we have been fighting for for six years. We never gave up because we know this law will save lives. Give now → In Las Vegas, more than 1,000 shots w…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
March 14, 2022 at 9:13 PM

That’s a wrap!

Hi John, Washington’s 2022 legislative session is officially over and it was one for the books! The second virtual session brought many of the same challenges as the first, including the continued need for action to address the pandemic and all the obstacles that come with conducting…
  The Alliance · [email protected]
February 28, 2022 at 8:58 PM

49,272 lives

John — At least 49,272 people have been killed by guns since President Biden took office. It is impossible to grasp the full impact of such a staggering loss. But that is the toll gun violence is taking on our communities day after day, year after year. Ahead of Biden’…