| AGN sends its condolences to all of those affected by the recent mass shootings in Ohio, Texas, and California, as well as the daily incidences of gun violence across the country. We believe that if we work together we can solve the immense problems we are facing.|
Below find information about important organizations working to end gun violence. For more actions or to add to this list, please email us.
MEDIA & RESOURCES
Check out the latest episode of Thinking CAP, the podcast from the Center for American Progress. The episode discusses the recent mass shootings and the scapegoating of marginalized communities in the movement.
Utilize this Community Justice Gun Violence Prevention Action Toolkit from CJAF. Read and share with your network.
SUPPORT GVP IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
Gun violence disproportionately affects communities of color. Meet some of the organizations combatting institutionalized violence, and learn how you can help out. While gun violence traumatizes all when it occurs, we recognize that certain communities have been more profoundly impacted by gun violence, and their voices often are not given the platforms they deserve.
GoodKids MadCity (#GOODKIDSMADCITY)
We are the Black and Brown young people united in fighting to end violence in our cities. We call for more resources to underserved communities.
Contribute to GoodKids MadCity
MAN UP! Inc.
MAN UP! Inc’s mission is to serve urban neighborhoods as a Multi-Cultural, social services Agency for Neighborhood improvement and emergency Preparedness. MAN UP! Inc’s also provides youth & community job development programs and services to distressed communities.
Contribute to MAN UP!
Violence Policy Center on Hispanic Victimization
Between 1999 and 2015, over 50,000 Hispanics were killed by guns. Because of limited data collection, the true scale of gun violence’s effect on Hispanic men, women, and children is not fully known. This study asks government agencies to improve the way they collect and report data on Hispanic victims of lethal violence.
Contribute to some of the many organizations enacting change on a national level.
MILLIONHOODIES Movement for Justice
MILLIONHOODIES Movement for Justice is a human rights organization dedicated to ending gun violence and reimagining safety and justice for all communities.
Contribute to MILLIONHOODIES
Everytown for Gun Safety
The gun lobby is doubling down to stop lifesaving gun safety legislation and using dangerous hate-fueled rhetoric. Everytown for Gun Safety works to counter the extremism and lies of the NRA, advocate for stronger gun laws, educate the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership; and mobilize grassroots supporters.
Contribute to Everytown
Moms Demand Action
Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. We pass stronger gun laws and work to close the loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our families.
Contribute to Moms Demand Action
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence seeks to prevent gun violence through data-driven policy development and aggressive advocacy.
Contribute to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Giffords Law Center works at the local, state, and national levels by providing technical assistance, free of charge, to lawmakers, advocates, legal professionals, law enforcement, and citizens who seek to make their communities safer from gun violence.
Contribute to Giffords Law Center
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
There is no one solution to end this epidemic of gun violence and no one side has the answer. So Brady’s comprehensive approach fights every aspect with more than 45 years of research and real-world experience.
Contribute to the Brady Campaign
TURN THE TIDE
According to Moms Demand Action, thanks to growing pressure from gun sense supporters across the country, consensus is building for background checks on all gun sales and Red Flag legislation. We need to keep the momentum going to make sure Senate Majority Leader McConnell and all senators vote to pass these proven solutions to gun violence as soon as possible.
Signs the tide may be turning – see these recent Republican statements:
Rep. Mike Turner, OH
Prevent the sale of military-style weapons to civilians, a magazine limit, and red-flag legislation.
Senator Rob Portman, OH
Red-flag legislation, and a bi-partisan bill to expand background checks. (Portman previously voted against such a bill.)
Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, SC; CT
Developing bi-partisan bill that would give grants to states to adopt red-flag laws.
Rep Adam Kinzinger, IL
Favors Red-flag laws, universal background checks, raising the age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21 and banning certain high capacity magazines.