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Take Action Against Gun Violence!

FIRST: “MARCH FOR OUR LIVES”

Date: June 11th, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Josephine County Courthouse, 500 NW 6th Street
Bring: Placards, signs, banners

Who started MARCH FOR OUR LIVES? Started by survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting February 14, 2018

In light of the tragedy at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, TX, March For Our Lives is demanding action from our representative.

Since 2018 March For Our Lives helped pass lifesaving legislation in states across the country – it’s not enough. From January to May 2022 there were 287 mass shootings.

It’s time to hit the streets once again.   March For Our Lives on Saturday, June 11 is demanding that President Biden and lawmakers act immediately to stop the gun violence epidemic. Organizers across the United States are putting on local gatherings and marches.

Action: Gather with us to show our displeasure with lack of legislation to stop mass shootings.

Contact Your Representatives: Demand universal background checks and ban of military-style weapons.

Please join us for this non-violent, informal gathering to have our voices heard in Josephine County.

SECOND: SIGN STATE INITIATIVE 17 (IP 17)

Oregon is the only state in the U.S. that has a chance of placing a gun control initiative on the ballot in November 2022.  We can thank “Lift Every Voice Oregon” for starting this process last fall.  This organization submitted two initiatives:

    • Initiative 17 (IP 17) states that all firearm purchasers will need a permit to buy a firearm.  Before issuance, the permit applicant must successfully complete a background check (regardless of how long it takes), as well as pass both a firearm safety training class and a live-fire training session.  IP 17 also restricts and prohibits the sale of large-capacity magazines greater than 10 rounds.
    • Initiative 18 (IP 18) bans the future of assault weapons.

Their current focus is on IP 17.  They must gather 112,020 qualified signatures by July 8th to place the initiative on the November 8th ballot.  They currently have around 30,000 signatures.  You can sign the initiative petition from home by doing the following:

Go to their website: Sign Initiative Petition from Home — Lift Every Voice Oregon – Reduce Gun Violence. There you will find the full texts of both initiatives and ability to print the petition and sign it. Please closely follow the directions.

More information is available at their full website: Lift Every Voice Oregon – Reduce Gun Violence

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