Justice Work

Learn more about the Plymouth Justice Network by emailing the church office.

Gun Violence Prevention

Take Time to Call, Talk, Pray, and Advocate
It is a headline we have seen too many times – on February 14th 17 teachers and students in Parkland, FL were killed by a former classmate, who was heavily armed. Despite the horror of recent mass shootings, and the less visible day-to-day toll taken by gun violence around the country, Congress has failed to enact any reasonable gun violence prevention legislation.

Our national movement - the United Church of Christ - calls us all to say – Enough! As people of faith, we are called to heal our society’s acceptance of violence and idolatrous fascination with weapons. Here are four things you can do:
Call
Contact Your Senators
Contact your Senators and urge them to oppose the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act.
Even as public support for reasonable gun safety measures swells, there are some in Congress who are threatening undermine states’ efforts to strengthen their laws. There is concern that the Senate may attach the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (which the House passed last year) to any positive legislation that might be advanced. This bill would force states with strong concealed-carry permit requirements to recognize permits issued by states with more lax permit requirements.

Talk
Tuesday, March 6, 5:30-7:30
Plymouth Church
Join State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff and State Rep. David Bowen, along with co-hosts Khary PenebakerPlymouth Church,and Congregation Shir Hadash to discuss ways we can prevent further gun violence and share your ideas for legislation that can help alleviate this issue.
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Pray
Tuesday, March 13th, time TBD
Plymouth Church
Several members of the Plymouth Justice Network will be gathering on the evening before the one-month anniversary of the Parkland school shooting for a prayer vigil. We will post details for this event as soon as they come available. Please email Andrew Warner if you are interested in planning this event.
Advocate
Saturday, March 24, 10am
Milwaukee County Courthouse
Join people across the country in advocating for gun violence prevention.

We are meeting at the Milwaukee County Courthouse at 10 A.M. and march to City Hall. We will have speakers at the Court House and Voter Registration at City Hall.

You can learn more about this national movement at marchforourlives.com.

 

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