The Senate is expected to vote today on expanding background checks for gun sales -- a measure that would go a long way toward reducing gun violence and making our communities safer.
Our senators are debating right now, and we expect the vote to be very close -- now is the time to speak up.
Can you pick up the phone right now and call the Senate?
It only takes a few minutes of your time to make your voice heard. According to our records, here's who you should call in Utah:
Senator Orrin Hatch -- (202) 224-5251
Senator Mike Lee -- (202) 224-5444
Then, make sure you report back on how it went.
If you need help, here's a suggestion on what you can say:
I'm a constituent and I'm calling today to ask my senator to stand up for Utah's communities by voting for expanded background checks as a part of S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013. I hope the senator will represent my views and do the right thing.
Make sure to tell your senator where you're from. And if you'd like, let them know your reason for taking action on gun violence. Maybe you have a friend or a family member who's been affected by gun violence, or maybe you were moved to stand up after the shooting in Newtown, or Tucson, or Virginia Tech. Whatever your reason, your passion will come through and that will make a difference.
These are common-sense reforms that will actually save lives and make our communities safer. If we want the Senate to pass a bill to reduce gun violence, we have to speak up -- the special-interest groups on the other side are already well represented in this debate.
Our senators need to know their constituents are demanding action -- and that, if they stand up to the special interests, we'll be right there fighting alongside them.
After you're done, let us know how it went here:
Thanks for being a part of this.
Now start calling.
Organizing for Action
P.S. -- If the above information doesn't seem right, call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your senators. And, as always, report back on how your call went.
A movement of millions elected President Obama. Let's keep fighting for change. Chip in $5 or more to support Organizing for Action today.
Contributions or gifts to Organizing for Action are not tax deductible.
This email was sent to: xxx.