Call Your Member of Congress!

Members of Congress are back in their home districts for the Independence Day break – which is a great opportunity for us to demand they back REAL gun law reform! Call your Congressperson while they are home and let them know your community wants them to take REAL action to prevent gun violence!

Step One: Get their district number

Use this Congressional lookup tool to find your member of Congress using your zip code. If your zip code is split between more than one member, use the map to determine who your member is.

Once you click through, find the number for their DISTRICT office (this is the office that is NOT in Washington, DC). That's the number you'll want to call.

Step Two: Call

Once you have the number, call your Representative. You can use the sample message below or your own.

"I'm worried about the threat of gun violence and mass shootings here in [city/town where you live]. The sit-in last week is just the start of what is needed to end the epidemic of gun violence in America. I support universal background checks on all gun sales and urge Rep. [Name of your Congressperson] to also co-sponsor H.R. 4269, a bill that would ban assault weapons. Enough senseless gun-related deaths!"

Step Three: Let us know how it went

Leave a comment below and let us know who you called and how it went. Include your district and the name of your Congressperson. If the person you spoke with made a commitment to back universal background checks or an assault weapons ban, let us know!

Step Four: Join the Anti-Gun Violence Action Team!

If this issue is important to you, we encourage you to join our Anti-Gun Violence Action Team. Members of the team will get information about local events and actions in support of ending gun violence as well as ideas for creating your own actions and events. Sign up here to join the team!


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  • Patricia Graham
    commented 2018-03-16 07:28:25 -0400
    You need to educate yourselves on JROTC before you condem the excellence that the cadets do. Wether you like it or not…war is a reality…as the last 15 years or so have shown. The more training they have, the better chance at success our soldiers will have when they do have to go to war. Your organization will NEVER prevent war so the responsible thing for you to do is SUPPORT JROTC. Unless you ALL have been to I have…YOU WILL NEVER EVER understand…so don’t judge what you CAN NOT begin to understand.
  • Carolyn Rosenstein
    commented 2016-07-06 18:01:16 -0400
    I didn’t get a chance to call Rep. Karen Bass’s office until just now. Her aide told me that Ms. Bass has signed on to being a co-sponsor of HR 4269 – so I conveyed my big thanks.
  • Salvatore J. Cento
    commented 2016-07-03 09:21:28 -0400
    i love this
  • Frances Lawren
    commented 2016-07-01 19:17:28 -0400
    Again, I think this is a good article.
    I called again today and reached Rep. Reichert’s office this time. I identified myself as a constituent and a voter.
    I left my message with the young man who answered the phone, urging Reichert to co-sponsor H. R. 4269, leaving my name and phone number.
    The staff member said he would pass my message on to Rep. Reichert.
  • Barby Ulmer`
    commented 2016-07-01 17:55:21 -0400
    I must have written my comment in a big hurry to be so misunderstood! I’ve been a peace activist all my like and a draft counselor for the the Vicetnam war.
    For what we MUCH less than we spend on war we could feel the world, etc.
  • Scott D. Deutsch
    commented 2016-07-01 13:19:52 -0400
    As a former Census 2000 enumerator, I found this article VERY needed!!! I had a LOADED, COCKED, FINGER-ON-THE-TRIGGER single-barrel, pump-action shotgun pressed up against, and TOUCHING my forehead by some asshole who did NOT want to cooperate with me. I got NO help from the Census Bureau, the DOJ, the FBI, the Federal Marshalls, the Indiana State Police, our local Sheriffs Department, our local Judiciary, our local Prosecutor’s Office personnel, nor our local newspaper…
    If you want me to give any kind of pubic testimony at a rally, my Email address is :
    Thank You for reading this, and Have a Nice Day!
  • james nordlund
    commented 2016-07-01 10:02:55 -0400
    As long as we fabricate “…we(e),…”, don’t have to struggle with who, how, what, where, when, and sometimes why, people are, we’re not struggling; just marketeering on the left, merx for more, collaborating with mercs for war- materialists, be they dialectical or your mom and pop version will never actually struggle with the patriarchies’ privileges of defining power as manipulation to extinction, because they don’t actually disagree. For e.g., assault weapon and magazine control aren’t even gun control, they’re just common sense, yet, we’ve not been able to mitigate the legitimization of completely mass-murdering people with military weapons on our own soil- because of extremism as motis operendi. Exigency replacing humanity in the near to end of the global militarization part of the corporates structure’s convolution’s ‘final solution’ against all real power, growth, democracy, to God consciousness, etc., extermination to extinction; before 2100 billions and their servicers make believe they can fly off past our solar system- and get pulled back by the gravity of their atrocities to burn before the Sun. Meanwhile, war isn’t the answer, it’s only the unending question why. Unending unnecessary war is criminal insanity in a can, war machine oiled by non-renewables, feed by non: united suck of assassins citizens, rich, white, supposed Christians blood; Senator McCain doesn’t need 32 more mansions. An injustice to any is an injustice to all, and if it isn’t addressed individually, it becomes a global injustice as well. “You can’t struggle with the man’s house (mansion) using the man’s tools”, Audrey Lourdes, “be the change you wish to see in the world”, “the root of all oppression lies in science”, Gandhi. Remember, if responsibility isn’t exercised, its Siamese twin sister, freedom, will wither, like an unused muscle as well; now, sadly, because of self-possession, it needs to be exorcised before it’s exercised. No one must be conned by the corporate structure’s convolution, divide and conquer only works on the divided, life is indivisible, as your potential is illimitable.   reality
  • Janice Gintzler
    commented 2016-06-30 23:10:37 -0400
    I loved Cindy Heil’s comment about right to life. A go to perspective.
  • Barby Ulmer`
    commented 2016-06-30 21:06:59 -0400
  • Frances Lawren
    commented 2016-06-30 20:02:36 -0400
    I like the article, and called Congressman Dave Reichert’s office. It was closed for the day, but I left a message asking him to co-sponsor H.R. 4269, expressing my support for the resolution.
    I will call again tomorrow when the office is open.
  • Cynthia Heil
    commented 2016-06-30 18:01:13 -0400
    Congressman Mark Meadows, NC-11, is a Tea Party darling. I called; I left a message. However, he will do nothing about controlling the automatic weapons. People in western NC will say that ‘god’ wrote the constitution and gave them the right to guns. When asked about the right to life of all who have been murdered by guns (after all, these gun-lovers are right-to-life when it comes to a woman’s right to choose), they can’t really rebut, but they get extremely angry. Because many carry, one has to proceed with caution. I’ve attended forums re: gun control; I don’t scare that easily, but these are scary people. One councilman who is very pro-control and was on a panel, had to be escorted into/from the building because of threats. Rural vs. Urban all the way here—-different worlds in the same country/state/county.
  • Janice Gintzler
    commented 2016-06-30 16:38:43 -0400
    I called and asked if Bobbie Rush was already a co-sponsor of HR 4269. The woman went to find out. I waited and waited, and finally just looked up the bill. I see that it was introduced on May 17, 2016, and in spite of the Congressional action this week, I do not see any co-sponsors at all. so when the woman came back, she asked me, “What is the name of the bill”? I told her all about the bill and asked her to be sure that Bobby Rush becomes a co-sponsor.
  • Tal Ross
    commented 2016-06-30 16:07:16 -0400
    I live in Oak Park, California and I just spoke with the local office in thousand oaks for representative Julia Brownley.

    She supports gun control, and I asked her assistant Jason, to tell congresswoman Brownley that we support her and hope that she will support HR 4269

    From Tal Ross
  • Ken Windrum
    commented 2016-06-30 15:43:12 -0400
    They took down my name and info. and am “inputting me into the database”—whatever that means.