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Civil and Human Rights
 
Ways to Promote the National Faith Call-in to End Gun Violence
February 1, 2013

Friend,

People of faith are uniting to speak up for an end to gun violence. Below are some great ways you can promote the national interfaith call with your congregation online and offline. If you use social media, please consider posting a message on Facebook or Twitter (samples messages are below) to encourage your friends, family, colleagues and community to lift their voice!

Don't forget to join people of faith on February 4 to call on Congress to take action to end gun violence. Call 1-888-427-0530 and ask for your Representative's or Senators' office — you can also use our tool to directly connect to your elected official.

Sample Pulpit Announcement

Our church is joining with United Methodists and interfaith partners across the country in promoting the National Faith Call-in Day to Prevent Gun Violence on Monday, February 4. Please call Senators __________ and __________ as well as Rep. ___________ and share your faith perspective on why gun violence prevention is important to you. Learn more at http://umc-gbcs.org/blog/gun-violence-must-end.

Sample Bulletin Announcement

Lift your faithful voice to prevent gun violence by joining the national faith call-in day to the U.S. Congress on Monday, February 4. Your members of Congress need to hear why preventing gun violence is important to you as a person of faith. Learn more at http://umc-gbcs.org/blog/gun-violence-must-end. The call-in number is 1-888-427-0530.

Sample Website Announcement

Lift your faithful voice to prevent gun violence by joining the national faith call-in day to the U.S. Congress on Monday, February 4. Your members of Congress need to hear from you about why preventing gun violence is important to you as a person of faith. The call-in number is 1-888-427-0530. Learn more at http://umc-gbcs.org/blog/gun-violence-must-end.

Sample Tweets

  • The time is always right to do what is right - #MLK. Join me Feb 4 & call on Congress to #endgunviolence #faithscalling #umc 1-888-427-0530.
  • If not now, when? Save Feb 4th for Interfaith Call-In Day to #preventgunviolence #faithscalling #umc 1-888-427-0530.
  • Save Lives and #StopGunViolence. Join the #interfaith call-in day to prevent #gunviolence 1-888-427-0530. #umc
  • Just called my Senators & Rep to give a faith perspective on why I #DemandAPlan to prevent #gunviolence. Join me, call 1-888-427-0530. #umc

Sample Facebook Posts

  • Every day, an average of 33 people in the United States are killed by gunshot wounds. Because I have faith in a safer future, I'm joining the Gun Violence Prevention Interfaith Call-in Day. Please join me in calling Congress. Call now 1-888-427-0530.
  • Our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, yet an average of 33 bodies are laid to rest each day because of gunshot wounds.  Congress needs to hear our faith voices on the need to better protect all God's children. Please join me in calling Congress. Call now 1-888-427-0530.

In Christ,

Bill Mefford
Director, Civil and Human Rights

 
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