Rhode Islanders Will NOT Be Ignored

#RIRising

Some of our elected officials think they can wrap up their work in the General Assembly without addressing gun violence, despite the fact that an overwhelming majority of Rhode Islanders want to see common sense gun law reforms -- unacceptable!

92% of Rhode Islanders want to keep guns from convicted domestic violence abusers.
82% of Rhode Islanders want to keep guns off school property.
75% of Rhode Islanders want to limit high capacity magazines.

Join us in saying, “Rhode Island will NOT be ignored!” 

Call these decision makers and make sure your voice is heard:

 

Rep. Nicholas Mattiello
Speaker of the House
Phone: (401) 222-1478

 

Sen. Teresa Paiva Weed
Senate President
Phone: (401) 222-6655

 

Rep. Cale Keable
House Committee on Judiciary Chair
Phone: (401) 222-1478

 

Rep. Doreen Costa
House Committee on Judiciary Vice-Chair
Phone: (401) 222-1478

Sample call/voicemail script: “I’m calling to ask [Elected Official] in their capacity as a legislative leader to schedule votes on gun violence prevention bills. It is unacceptable that the Rhode Island General Assembly could consider their work done for the year without addressing this issue. My name is _____ and my hometown is ______. Thank you.”

After your calls, sign the petition to let us know you took action and that you are a part of #RIRising.

An overwhelming majority of Rhode Islanders want to see common-sense gun reforms.

It's time for our elected officials to make gun violence prevention a priority and schedule votes on the bills addressing domestic violence and gun bills, gun-free school zones, and a ban on high capacity magazines.

With 33,000 gun deaths every year in the United States and just under 80,000 gun injuries, and Rhode Island lagging behind our neighbors in terms of our gun laws -  it's unacceptable for our General Assembly to finish up work for the year without votes about gun violence prevention.

Rhode Islanders will not be ignored.

Sincerely,

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  • signed 2016-06-17 20:46:30 -0400
  • @davidmjafferi tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-16 06:06:49 -0400
    Sign the petition: Rhode Islanders Will NOT Be Ignored http://www.ricagv.org/rirising?recruiter_id=14123
  • signed 2016-06-15 15:33:27 -0400
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  • signed 2016-06-14 19:20:52 -0400
    It is time to stop stalling on passing serious gun legislation that the majority of us Rhode Islanders have been pleading for: There are 3 bills before the House and 3 before the Senate – ALL of which need to be passed without delay. Don’t let another legislative session end without taking these common sense actions. It is disheartening to see our elected officials dither and delay while more and more innocent people die. Come on, for heaven’s sake – pass these bills!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Janet Searles
  • signed 2016-06-14 14:27:07 -0400
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  • signed 2016-06-13 20:48:18 -0400
    No one should live in fear of gun violence when going out to school, church, a park or a club or a shopping center or anywhere. It’s time to ban assault style weapons and be sure that those who hate are not allowed to have access to any guns.
  • signed 2016-06-13 12:34:25 -0400
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  • @SamanthaRichar8 tweeted link to this page. 2016-06-10 11:51:01 -0400
    Sign the petition: Rhode Islanders Will NOT Be Ignored http://www.ricagv.org/rirising?recruiter_id=291
  • signed 2016-06-10 11:50:17 -0400
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  • signed 2016-06-09 18:44:20 -0400
    Mark Grzegorzewski
  • signed 2016-06-09 16:59:34 -0400
    They don’t belong there if they don’t care about people. Does the NRA Owen every statehouse?
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    Robert Nolan
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