Use Your Power
Just 10 days after a horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, another unfathomable act of mass violence has occurred in Uvalde, Texas, with a gunman taking the lives of 19 children – please read that again: children – and two teachers, as of the time I’m writing this. I join the world in grieving these monumental losses and stand firm that we are long past the time for just thoughts and prayers in response. In America, something must change, and it must change now. If you’re US-based, call your elected officials and tell them to abolish the filibuster and do all they can to stop gun violence; demand that the politicians taking up airtime with their empty condolences cancel their appearances at the National Rifle Association’s conference in Texas tomorrow and boycott the event instead; march with your community, and donate to organisations such as Everytown, which are seeking to prevent gun violence.
Mass shootings are preventable. Join me in using your power to help get us closer to that reality.