To our Supporters/Members: The Coalition Against Gun Violence is a unique gun violence prevention organization because we are a local grassroots nonprofit supported almost entirely by you our supporters. At this time of year we ask that you renew your $25 membership, adding a donation of any amount. Most important is our critical need for active volunteers to continue our work in this community. Now is the time to #HonorWithAction to #EndGunViolence. Along with your membership and donation, please send a note saying you want to make a difference and put your concern about gun violence into action. THANK YOU! Toni Wellen, CAGV Chair
Dear Friends and Supporters,
The Coalition Against Gun Violence, founded in 1994, is a local grassroots nonprofit with over 40 partner organizations dedicated to educating our community about the tragedy of gun violence, which has reached epidemic proportions, killing almost 38,000 Americans annually. Our organization exists entirely from donations. All of our events and efforts come from donated dollars. New information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that gun deaths are increasing. In 2017, nearly 40,000 people were shot to death in the U.S., a record number of annual firearm-related fatalities, and a return to a gun-death-rate not seen in more than 20 years. Gunshot deaths equated to nearly 109 deaths each day. Of those deaths 60% were suicides. Gun deaths have now risen for a third straight year, after more than a decade with little statistical fluctuation. Why? No meaningful gun violence prevention legislation at the national level. CAGV, along with others across the country can help change those statistics to provide communities with a safer place to live, work and play.
Your donation is essential because WE ARE ALL TOUCHED BY GUN VIOLENCE. Join CAGV today! Your donations will help CAGV’s ongoing efforts to make an impact through education and legislation. As a gun violence prevention majority enters the House of Representatives in January 2019, we now have an important opportunity to make America safer in the coming year. Our success depends on YOU! Continue reading “CAGV YEAR-END APPEAL: Recommit Your Support In 2019 To #EndGunViolence”