Fourteen volunteers from Squirrel Hill Stands and Moms Demand Action spent a couple of hours making calls for Lissa Geiger Shulman, running for state representative in PA House District 30. We made 639 calls, having conversations with 59 voters (not a lot of people home today) and leaving messages with the rest. While phone banking can be slow some days (we made a lot more contact last weekend), it's the best way we have right now to reach voters. And every conversation brings us a step closer to winning a gun safety majority in the legislature.

You can find lots more phone banking opportunities on our event page. Plus ongoing postcarding events.

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Members of Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and Congregation Dor Hadash, our event partner, wrote 270 postcards to low propensity voters of color in Texas. Twenty of us followed the lead of the Center for Common Ground, a POC led voter engagement organization in sending information about early voting to voters often ignored by other organizations. Partner organizations include the NAACP, Black Voters Matter, Mi Familia Vota, and the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism.

We hope to continue to work with Reclaim Our Vote. Future events will be posted on our events page and will likely involve phone banking to voters in southern swing states.

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Members of Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence joined volunteers for Emily Skopov and the Order of the Phoenix in making 1305 calls and having 182 conversations with voters. First we heard from the candidate, received instruction on phone banking and Emily's policy positions and then broke off to make calls. We reconvened after about 90 minutes of calls for a debrief and a little story telling. All in all (from a person who hates to make phone calls) a good afternoon. Most people were friendly and quite a few were very enthusiastic.

This is the work we need to do to elect a gun safety majority. Please join us for upcoming events supporting Emily and other gun safety advocates running for office.

Learn about Emily's gun safety positions here.

Learn more and support the candidate here.

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