Despite the lack of recent blog posts, we have been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY! Since the last post, our volunteers have written over 1200 postcards to voters and made THOUSANDS of phone calls. We have worked on behalf of Vote Forward and numerous gun safety candidates - Lissa Geiger Shulman, Emily Skopov, Michele Knoll, Jessica Benham, Daniel Smith, Nick Pisciottano, and Conor Lamb. We have also knocked hundreds of doors on behalf of the same candidates. Thank you to each and every one who has volunteered your time. We have 8 days to go and we are NOT slowing down!
Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence joined forces with Moms Demand Action and grass roots group Order of the Phoenix to make calls for Emily Skopov. We heard from the candidate, including a deeply personal story about how gun violence has changed her life and then called voters. Phone bank training was provided for those new to this.
Out of 703 calls and 73 conversations, 50 supported Emily, 4 leaned Emily, 14 were undecided, and only 2 supported her opponent! We can flip this district! That's how we get better gun safety laws.