Yesterday we hosted In Memoriam 2020, a virtual event remembering and honoring the 11 victims of the October 27, 2018 synagogue shooting, confronting anti-Semitism, white supremacy, anti-immigrant hatred, and the easy availability of guns, and calling for action. Over 300 people registered and despite some technical glitches, the video has been viewed almost 1200 times, as well as shared. If you didn't get a chance to participate yesterday, please watch and share the event. We have also posted a 'clean' copy, without the glitches.

We are grateful to everyone on our faith and community partners - see them here.

Read coverage in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette here


Following In Memoriam 2020, we partnered with Bend the Arc Jewish Action: Pittsburgh and One PA for a voter engagement phone bank and with the Emily Skopov and Lissa Geiger Shulman campaigns for two candidate phone banks. All told, volunteers made over 13,000 phone calls and spoke to over 1400 voters. AMAZING! This is the work that elects gun safety candidates.

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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.

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