TAKE ACTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Support Community Violence Intervention programs in your community today
We all have the right to be safe from gun violence. The U.S. government has the opportunity to protect communities across the country – last year was one of the deadliest gun violence years in the U.S. in decades.
Gun violence has become the leading cause of death for youth in the country, and communities of color are disproportionately affected. This year is on track to be worse... unless we change the way we fight gun violence
The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate recently re-introduced the Break the Cycle of Violence Act (H.R. 5003 / S.2638), now we need action from both houses to pass the Break the Cycle of Violence Act. This legislation will provide $5 billion in funding for community violence prevention and intervention programs across the country. In city after city, these programs save lives and lower the number of gun homicides by nearly 50%.
These programs work because they are often staffed by community leaders who provide survivors and families with counseling, connections to critical services, conflict avoidance tactics, mediation and more. But with the pandemic and budget shortfalls, too many of them are losing funds.
Take Action: Urge your Congressional members to support the Break the Cycle of Violence Act. It’s time to give community heroes the tools they need to help us all live free from gun violence!
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