EDUCATE

Provide information to the general public as well elected officials
at the local, state and federal levels

An impactful way to gain support for legislation and cultural change about gun violence is to provide information to the general public as well elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. Sharing well-researched facts and statistics is a crucial first step. Complementing that effort by providing real-life stories about people who have experienced gun violence – such as a survivor, family member, mental health counselor or law enforcement officer is another. Taken together they engage people both intellectually and emotionally about the issue of gun violence prevention.

The work of educating people is a two-way effort that involves both teaching and listening. It is important to recognize the values and hear the opinions of the people we are trying to influence. Hopefully, this will enable us to find areas where we agree, rather than disagree, and thus find common ground, life-saving solutions.

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