26 million signatures is an ambitious goal; why so many?
Because the horror of Newtown deserves an unprecedented, historic response.
Because our elected leaders need to know that we will have their back - in huge numbers - when the gun lobby resurfaces.
Because we need to show the NRA that their money and lobbyists don't stand a chance against a determined and mobilized citizenry in the Internet era.
We can do this!
Please read the letter below, sign the petition, and then email/share/tweet as broadly as you see fit.
This petition does not prescribe a specific set of policies or bills. As our elected leaders, that is your job.
Our job, by the sheer enormity of our numbers, is to give you fortitude and strength in the weeks ahead, when the media moves on and the gun lobby comes out of hiding.
We know the pressure from the NRA will be enormous.
So when in doubt...
Remember our scale and how fast we mobilized.
Remember why you were first called to public service.
And most of all…
Remember the children.
We are counting on you.
And we have your back.
Don’t let us down.