Tag: GunSense Vermont
Keeping Vermont Safer
Dear Putney Friends Meeting, Earlier today, Governor Phil Scott signed into law a trio of bills that will help keep Vermont safer. We are very grateful to the Governor and to the legislative leaders who recognized the risk that gun violence poses to Vermont and championed these bills. (photo courtesy of Greg Moschetti) …
We’ve all been doing some heavy lifting
Putney Friends Meeting — We know we’ve been asking a lot from our supporters these past few weeks. Getting these gun violence prevention bills passed is no mean feat, and we’ve all been doing some heavy lifting. We believe that the final vote on S.55 (background checks) will start TOMORROW, 3/30, at 11:30. We must…
Sen. Jeanette White showing some resistance to gun legislation
Dear Putney Friends Meeting — Thank you for all that you’ve done in support of gun violence prevention, and particularly in support of S.55 (background checks). The bill is on its way, but we are not there yet. Sen. Jeanette White is showing some resistance to the changes approved by the House yesterday. As a…
Together, we are making a difference
Dear Friends, Together, we are making a difference. Gun violence prevention is a top priority in the state capital right now and this historic shift is being driven by the voices of Vermonters calling for change. Governor Phil Scott took a courageous step when, in response to a school school threat in Fair…
Time to Act
Dear Putney Friends Meeting — This past week was one for the record books in the Vermont legislature. From the start of the week, when more than 200 GunSense VT supporters rallied on the steps of the State House, to the end of the week, when the Senate Judiciary…
If ever there were a time to show up for gun violence prevention in Vermont, this is it.
PUBLIC HEARING, JANUARY 30, 2018 5:30 PM, VERMONT STATE HOUSE THREE GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION BILLS NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW IS THE TIME FOR GUN SENSE IN VERMONT. PLEDGE TO SHOW UP!
Gunsense VT Update
Putney Friends Meeting — GunSense VT’s founder and fiercest gun violence prevention warrior, Ann Braden, has announced that she will be stepping back from the organization to pursue two incredible opportunities: writing and running for public office. A prolific and talented author, Ann has had her middle grade novel accepted for publication by Sky Pony…
This is not normal. This is not okay.
“Our attention this morning is focused on Sandy Hook…” “Our attention this morning is focused on Orlando…” “Our attention this morning is focused on Las Vegas…” Who among us doesn’t hold his or her breath when turning on the TV or radio and hearing a story that leads with those words? Tragically, Monday morning…
January 10th Bill Introduction, Universal Background Checks
So far, 78 people have RSVPed for the January 10th Bill Introduction Press Conference. We need a lot more! If you haven’t yet RSVPed, please do so! We need you. If you’ve already signed up, convince a few friends to come with you. This is our chance to show lawmakers that public support for Universal Background Checks is strong…
Leahy Introduces BIPARTISAN Bill to Tackle Illegal Guns
Friends, I have exciting news! Today Senator Leahy introduced a new bill, the Stop Illegal Trafficking in Firearms Act of 2016, and it already has strong bipartisan support! Please take a moment to read the press release below and then call Senator Leahy’s office at (202) 224-4242 to thank him for his leadership! (You can also contact…