ACTION ALERTS

From time to time we will post action alerts here for you to contact your representatives about urgent issues affecting Comal County and the state of Texas.

END GUN VIOLENCE

3 Actions You Can Take Today to Help End Gun Violence

Like the rest of the nation, we are heartbroken and enraged by the school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24 where 19 children and two adults were gunned down in yet another senseless act of gun violence.

While we may feel hopeless, there are many things we can and should do in response to this tragedy in our neighboring community. Gun violence is an epidemic in this country, and cannot be complacent. It is our job to fight for common sense gun laws that will keep our communities and our children safe.

1. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES: The power to stop gun violence lies with our state and federal legislative bodies. If you care about ending the devastation caused by gun violence that we are seeing right now in Uvalde, take action today and contact your representatives. Demand a federal ban on assault weapons. Demand action against gun violence. Support federal Red Flag legislation to prevent gun violence. There are many services available to make it easy to connect your representatives. Choose one:

  • Five Calls. You can type in your location and be directed to the phone numbers for your representatives, along with a script that will help with your message. 
  • Resist Bot. Text RESIST to 50409. Or, talk to the bot on Apple Messages, Telegram, Twitter, or Messenger. Answer the questions the bot texts you, and in two minutes you’ll have sent a letter to the elected officials of your choice: your members of Congress, state legislators, or many more.
  • Find Your Representative. Provided by the US Congress to help you find your House Representative. Find Your Senator. Provided by the US Congress to help you find your House Representative. Take action with any of the organizations listed below. 

2. SUPPORT ORGS THAT FIGHT FOR COMMON SENSE GUN LEGISLATION: There are several national organizations that are fighting for common sense gun legislation, including those created by former victims of gun violence. They need our support to continue their fight. Several organizations are listed below, along with a direct link to their donation pages.

  • MOMS DEMAND ACTION, founded by Shannon Watts, a mother of five. The organization is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. You can support them here
  • MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, created by several of the former students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after a gunman killed  students on February 14, 2018. The youth-led movement is dedicated to creating safe and healthy communities and livelihoods where gun violence is obsolete. You can support them here
  • GIFFORDS, created by Gabby Giffords, a former congresswoman who was was shot in the head while meeting with constituents in Tucson, Arizona. For over 25 years, Giffords Law Center has been fighting to draft, enact, and defend the laws, policies, and programs proven to save lives from gun violence. You can support their efforts here.

3. GIVE BLOOD

Blood donations have been requested for the Uvalde community as they continue to treat survivors. South Texas Blood and Tissue will be sending blood to the community, so your donations do matter. Visit South Texas Blood and Tissue to make an appointment.


ACTION ALERT

ROE VS. WADE

On May 2, 2022, a draft copy of the Supreme Court decision on abortion rights was leaked to POLITICO, confirming some of our worst fears about the agenda of the far right. In this space we will post upcoming marches, protests, and other actions you can take to ensure that Roe is codified into law, and that we elect Democrats who support women’s rights to elected office at local, state, and federal level.


Your State Senator and State Representatives are listed below.

Senator Donna Campbell
donna.campbell@senate.texas.gov

Capitol Office District Office
P.O. Box 12068
Capitol Station • Austin, TX 78711
Room EXT E2.418

(512) 463-0125
229 Hunters Village, Ste. 105
New Braunfels, TX 78132


(830) 626-0065

Texas Representative Kyle Biedermann
kyle.biedermann@house.texas.gov

Capitol Office District Office
P.O. Box 2910 • Austin, TX 78768
Room EXT E2.418

(512) 463-0325

616 W. Main St., Suite 101, 101A, 102
Fredericksburg, TX 78624