Thursday, June 14, 2018
Risk Protection Order law.
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Posted by Chuck Bell at 11:13 AM
Friday, May 18, 2018
HOLD YOUR NEW YORK STATE SENATOR ACCOUNTABLE.
By signing our pledge, you are telling your senator that you are done waiting for the next mass shooting, done with active shooter drills, and done being scared to leave your home .
The mission of New Yorkers Rise Up is to support specific pieces of legislation currently pending in the New York State Senate. We created a pledge that says that voters will not re-elect their senator if they do not support these bills:
- S.7133A the EXTREME RISK PROTECTION ORDER, which allows for courts to issue an order that would seize or prohibit the sale of firearms to people who are likely to harm themselves or others, and
- S.5808A, which establishes a ten day waiting period, extending the current three day period, to conduct background checks for individuals attempting to purchase a gun. Additionally, this legislation also requires licensed gun dealers to report the criminal purchase of a weapon and will require background checks for any employees authorized to possess or transfer guns.
These bills are not especially revolutionary or progressive: they are common-sense gun reforms that will save lives. All of these bills fall within the scope of the second amendment and, therefore, do not infringe upon our constitutional rights. To keep the deadliest weapons out of the hands of those who are likely to use them for harm must be our first priority. These bills are a strong step towards a future where near-constant fear of death by gun violence is no longer the norm. With these thousands of pledges in each of the 63 New York State Senate districts we will express to Albany how many voters are passionate about this cause and are willing to vote out any senators that do not advocate for such legislation. Enough is enough and we will continue fighting until not one more person is killed by a gun.
We are currently reaching out to you in the hopes that you can sign the pledge and send it to friends and family. The legislative session ends at the end of June, so it is extremely important for this legislation to be passed before then. It will only take a minute to fill out and will go a LONG way.
You can find the pledge on our website:
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Email: nyriseupfield [at] gmail.com
New Yorkers Rise Up
Friday, April 20, 2018
To young Americans everywhere:
For too long, gun deaths have been written off as casualties sacrificed on the altar of freedom. We watch as our countrymen and women perish in streets, homes, and churches; at concerts, clubs, and theaters; and, of course, in schools. There are too many families rent asunder by a twitch of the finger. There are too many parents who hear a horrible truth from a police officer on their porch. There are too many faces that crumple into a twisted expression of hot tears and heaving sobs after learning that they will never again hug their child. There are too many empty seats at the dinner table, hollow spaces that serve as reminders of loved ones who once filled the room with warmth and laughter. There are too many mothers who must don black and bury their children less than a week after they last planted a kiss on their foreheads. There are too many siblings who still feel the longing ache of an absent companion, forever separated by a long-ago act of brutality, hatred, and rage. There is too much pain in America.
We can end the daily bloodshed in our country, and we can make history while doing it. We can rise up together and declare, with one ringing voice, that the age of national indifference towards the ever-growing death toll is over. We can change America forever, all before we reach 20 years of age.
This movement formed in the aftermath of the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Three weeks ago, the National School Walkout wasn’t so much as an idea, but today we are hundreds of thousands strong. Already, we have forced the politicians who control our country to change the script, demanding more than ‘thoughts and prayers’ in response to seeing 17 lives mercilessly snuffed out in a place where they should be safe. The credit for this success goes entirely to you, the supporters of the movement across the nation, from the packed streets of Los Angeles to the stretched-out plains of Kansas, from the tranquil canyons of Arizona to the cool forests of Maine.
The future of this movement is similarly dependent on you. Every student who walks out of class alongside their peers, every teenager-turned-activist who works tirelessly to achieve something incredible, and every city that sees thousands of young Americans pour into the streets to demand that their government do better will be the difference that changes the gun laws in this country and saves lives.
Ridgefield High School, Class of 2018
Ridgefield High School, Class of 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Photo credit: Andrew Courtney
Broward Co. Florida schools
Olympia, Washington Waldorf School Students
Lexington Kentucky H.S.
Ferguson Mo. H,S,
Detroit, Michigan H.S.
West Virginia H.S.
a Christian Group
San Antonio, Texas Family
Louisville, Kentucky H.S.
Teachers group from Iowa, Florida, N. Carolina, New York.
Amy Goodman “Democracy Now” Takes a call
Goose Creek, South Carolina H.S.
Brunswick, Md. H.S.
Andrew with Margery Stoneham Douglas H.S. student and teachers
Humvee seals off 11th and E at the Harrington Hotel
Miami Fla. H.S.
Broward Co, Fla. Students at the Harrington
80 years ago she was a High school Student at Robert E, Lee H.S. in Richmond Va.
Detroit Mi. studtents
Detroit, Mi. students
Fredrickburg, Va. Students
Evansville, Ill. Students
Sorry, lost note on this group
Desiree was the model for this poster
Parkland Fla. Students