Serena Williams Says Daughter Olympia Inspires Her to Speak Out Against Domestic Violence

For tennis star Serena Williams, joining the fight against domestic and financial violence is crucial to not only being a strong role model, but to being a mother to 9-month-old daughter Alexis Olympia.

The athlete has teamed up with Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse initiative where she aims to be a powerful voice to speak up for others who may not be able to.

“These women probably can’t use their voice so it’s important for them to know that there are people out there that are using their voice and letting them know that there is a place, that we can do something about it,” the superstar said at an event for the initiative on Wednesday.

According to Allstate, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, with 99 percent of cases being financial abuse. As a new mother, these shocking statistics really hit home, Williams, 36, told PEOPLE.

“Having a daughter means that she’s one in four. Hopefully those stats don’t go up by the time she’s dating and meeting people, but they can if you don’t make people aware of it,” she said.

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Williams recalled wanting to join Purple Purse after realizing how little she knew about the subject, figuring that many other people were in the dark about the issue as well.

“ is a subject that people are not really comfortable talking about, but sometimes talking about the uncomfortable is what we have to do,” Williams said. “We’re doing that now with Me Too, with Times Up, and I feel like we’re making those steps. We want to make this a movement.”

As a frequent advocate for women’s rights and equal pay in sports, Williams doesn’t shy away from reminding women that their voice deserves to be heard. The best advice she can give to both her daughter and women today is to “always speak up, and from the first day.”

“If you keep letting it go on, the situation gets worse and worse until you’re just completely downtrodden,” she added.

As an ambassador for the organization, Williams wants to bring awareness through education and social media. Last fall, the four-time Olympic gold medalist designed a purple purse in honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is gearing up to unveil her new design for this year.

RELATED: New Mom Serena Williams Designed a Purple Purse in Honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 

“When I designed it, that was kind of the mindset…for it to be enough for you to take just what you need, your essentials,” Williams told PEOPLE.

On Wednesday, Williams took part in unveiling Purple Purse’s first installment of six “Instagram-able” murals as part of a national campaign to educate the public on the issue of domestic abuse. The first work was done by local artist Isabel Castillo Guijarro in NYC, and five additional murals will be created by local female artists in Houston, Seattle, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Chicago.

Williams snapped a picture in front of the mural with Allstate’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, Vicky Dinges, and is using her strong following on social media to help make the invisible weapon of financial abuse more visible to the world.

“By tapping into the growing popularity of free street art and turning it into a vehicle for social good, we hope these murals will bring financial abuse and domestic violence out of the shadows, and inspire a new network of allies for domestic violence survivors,” said Dinges.

 

As a mother to young Olympia, Williams expressed her strong belief in educating young boys about what is acceptable and not acceptable, and to know that they need to support the cause. “The key word for me is men,” says Williams, adding, “It’s a human rights issue. We should just want to be better humans.”


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PEOPLE’s Call to Action: Contact Congress to Ask What Is Being Done to Stop the Epidemic of Gun Violence

On Friday, just as the school day was just getting underway, a gunman opened fire inside Santa Fe High School in Texas, killing 10 and wounding 13.

Eight students and two teachers were killed, leaving their loved ones grieving the loss of “extraordinary” lives.

The suspected shooter, a 17-year-old student, had planned to kill himself after the massacre but lost his nerve and surrendered instead, authorities said.

The attack, which began around 7:30 a.m., came just months after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, killed 17 people — and, less than a year before that, a mass shooter at a concert in Las Vegas killed 58. Weeks after the Vegas massacre, a gunman fatally shot 25 people, including a pregnant woman, at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Speaking to reporters on Friday afternoon, surrounded by law enforcement and other politicians, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called it “the worst disaster ever to strike this community.”

“We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families,” Abbott said. “It’s time in Texas that we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again in the history of the state.”

To help you make your voice heard and to let your representatives know you will vote on the issue of sensible gun legislation, PEOPLE is once again releasing its Call to Action.

Here is the contact information for every single voting member of Congress. There are no easy solutions to gun violence, but Washington needs to know that doing nothing is not an option anymore.

ALABAMA

Sen. Richard Shelby

Phone: 202-224-5744

Twitter:

@SenShelby

Sen. Doug Jones

Phone: 202-224-3004

Twitter:

@SenDougJones

Rep. Bradley Byrne

Phone: 202-225-4931

Twitter:

@RepByrne

Rep. Terri A. Sewell

Phone: 202-225-2665

Twitter:

@RepTerriSewell

Rep. Gary Palmer

Phone: 202-225-4921

Twitter:

@USRepGaryPalmer

Rep. Mike Rogers

Phone: 202-225-3261

Twitter:

@RepMikeRogersAL

Rep. Martha Roby

Phone: 202-225-2901

Twitter:

@RepMarthaRoby

Rep. Mo Brooks

Phone: 202-225-4801

Twitter:

@RepMoBrooks

Rep. Robert Aderholt

Phone: 202-225-4876

Twitter:

@Robert_Aderholt

ALASKA

Sen. Dan Sullivan

Phone: 202-224-3004

Twitter:

@SenDanSullivan

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Phone: 202-224-6665

Twitter:

@LisaMurkowski

Rep. Don Young

Phone: 202-225-5765

Twitter:

@RepDonYoung

ARIZONA

Sen. John McCain

Phone: 202-224-2235

Twitter:

@SenJohnMcCain

Sen. Jeff Flake

Phone: 202-224-4521

Twitter:

@JeffFlake

Rep. Ruben Gallego

Phone: 202-225-4065

Twitter:

@RepRubenGallego

Rep. Debbie Lesko

Phone: 202-225-4576

Twitter:

@RepDLesko

Rep. Martha McSally

Phone: 202-225-2542

Twitter:

@RepMcSally

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema

Phone: 202-225-9888

Twitter:

@RepSinema

Rep. Andy Biggs

Phone: 202-225-2635

Twitter:

@RepAndyBiggsAZ

Rep. Tom O’Halleran

Phone: 202-225-3361

Twitter:

@RepOHalleran

Rep. David Schweikert

Phone: 202-225-2190

Twitter:

@RepDavid

Rep. Raúl Grijalva

Phone: 202-225-2435

Twitter:

@RepraulGrijalva

Rep. Paul A. Gosar

Phone: 202-225-2315

Twitter:

@RepGosar

ARKANSAS

Sen. Tom Cotton

Phone: 202-224-2353

Twitter:

@SenTomCotton

Sen. John Boozman

Phone: 202-224-4843

Twitter:

@JohnBoozman

Rep. Bruce Westerman

Phone: 202-225-3772

Twitter:

@RepWesterman

Rep. French Hill

Phone: 202-225-2506

Twitter:

@RepFrenchHill

Rep. Steve Womack

Phone: 202-225-4301

Twitter:

@Rep_SteveWomack

Rep. Rick Crawford

Phone: 202-225-4076

Twitter:

@RepRickCrawford

CALIFORNIA

Sen. Kamala D. Harris

Phone: 202-224-3553

Twitter:

@KamalaHarris

Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Phone: 202-224-3841

Twitter:

@SenFeinstein

Rep. Karen Handel

Phone: 202-225-4501

Twitter:

@RepKHandel

Rep. Mimi Walters

Phone: 202-225-5611

Twitter:

@RepMimiWalters

Rep. Norma Torres

Phone: 202-225-6161

Twitter:

@NormaJTorres

Rep. Ted Lieu

Phone: 202-225-3976

Twitter:

@RepTedLieu

Rep. Pete Aguilar

Phone: 202-225-3201

Twitter:

@reppeteaguilar

Rep. Steve Knight

Phone: 202-225-1956

Twitter:

@SteveKnight25

Rep. Mark DeSaulnier

Phone: 202-225-2095

Twitter:

@RepDeSaulnier

Rep. Scott Peters

Phone: 202-225-0508

Twitter:

@RepScottPeters

Rep. Juan Vargas

Phone: 202-225-8045

Twitter:

@RepJuanVargas

Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Phone: 202-225-7924

Twitter:

@RepLowenthal

Rep. Mark Takano

Phone: 202-225-2305

Twitter:

@RepMarkTakano

Rep. Raul Ruiz

Phone: 202-225-5330

Twitter:

@CongressmanRuiz

Rep. Tony Cárdenas

Phone: 202-225-6131

Twitter:

@RepCardenas

Rep. Julia Brownley

Phone: 202-225-5811

Twitter:

@JuliaBrownley26

Rep. David Valadao

Phone: 202-225-4695

Twitter:

@RepDavidValadao

Rep. Eric Swalwell

Phone: 202-225-5065

Twitter:

@RepSwalwell

Rep. Paul Cook

Phone: 202-225-5861

Twitter:

@RepPaulCook

Rep. Ami Bera

Phone: 202-225-5716

Twitter:

@RepBera

Rep. Jared Huffman

Phone: 202-225-5161

Twitter:

@RepHuffman

Rep. Doug LaMalfa

Phone: 202-225-3076

Twitter:

@RepLaMalfa

Rep. Ro Khanna

Phone: 202-225-2631

Twitter:

@RepRoKhanna

Rep. Maxine Waters

Phone: 202-225-2201

Twitter:

@RepMaxineWaters

Rep. Mike Thompson

Phone: 202-225-3311

Twitter:

@RepThompson

Rep. Linda Sánchez

Phone: 202-225-6676

Twitter:

@RepLindaSanchez

Rep. John Garamendi

Phone: 202-225-1880

Twitter:  @RepGaramendi

Rep. Tom McClintock

Phone: 202-225-2511

Twitter:  @RepMcClintock

Rep. Doris O. Matsui

Phone: 202-225-7163

Twitter:  @DorisMatsui

Rep. Jerry McNerney

Phone: 202-225-1947

Twitter:  @RepMcNerney

Rep. Jeff Denham

Phone: 202-225-4540

Twitter:  @RepJeffDenham

Rep. Nancy Pelosi

Phone: 202-225-4965

Twitter:  @NancyPelosi

Rep. Barbara Lee

Phone: 202-225-2661

Twitter:  @RepBarbaraLee

Rep. Jackie Speier

Phone: 202-225-3531

Twitter:

@RepSpeier

Rep. Jim Costa

Phone: 202-225-3341

Twitter:

@RepJimCosta

Rep. Jimmy Panetta

Phone: 202-225-2861

Twitter:

@RepJimmyPanetta

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo

Phone: 202-225-8104

Twitter:

@RepAnnaEshoo

Rep. Zoe Lofgren

Phone: 202-225-3072

Twitter:

@RepZoeLofgren

Rep. Salud Carbajal

Phone: 202-225-3601

Twitter:

@RepCarbajal

Rep. Devin Nunes

Phone: 202-225-2523

Twitter:

@DevinNunes

Rep. Kevin McCarthy

Phone: 202-225-2915  

Twitter:

@GOPLeader

Rep. Nanette Barragán

Phone: 202-225-8220

Twitter:

@RepBarragan

Rep. Judy Chu

Phone: 202-225-5464

Twitter:

@RepJudyChu

Rep. Adam Schiff

Phone: 202-225-4176

Twitter:

@RepAdamSchiff

Rep. Brad Sherman

Phone: 202-225-5911

Twitter:

@BradSherman

Rep. Grace Napolitano

Phone: 202-225-5256

Twitter:

@GraceNapolitano

Rep. Jimmy Gomez

Phone: 202-225-6235

Twitter:

@RepJimmyGomez

Rep. Karen Bass

Phone: 202-225-7084

Twitter:

@RepKarenBass

Rep. Ed Royce

Phone: 202-225-4111

Twitter:

@RepEdRoyce

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard

Phone: 202-225-1766

Twitter:

@RepRoybalAllard

Rep. Ken Calvert

Phone: 202-225-1986

Twitter:

@KenCalvert

Rep. Luis (Lou) Correa

Phone: 202-225-2965

Twitter:

@RepLouCorrea

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

Phone: 202-225-2415

Twitter:

@DanaRohrabacher

Rep. Darrell Issa

Phone: 202-225-3906

Twitter:  @DarrellIssa

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter

Phone: 202-225-5672

Twitter:

@Rep_Hunter

Rep. Susan Davis

Phone: 202-225-2040

Twitter:

@RepSusanDavis

COLORADO

Sen. Cory Gardner

Phone: 202-224-5941

Twitter:

@SenCoryGardner

Sen. Michael Bennet

Phone: 202-224-5852

Twitter:

@SenBennetCo

Rep. Ken Buck

Phone: 202-225-4676

Twitter:

@RepKenBuck

Rep. Scott Tipton

Phone: 202-225-4761

Twitter:

@RepTipton

Rep. Jared Polis

Phone: 202-225-2161

Twitter:

@JaredPolis

Rep. Ed Perlmutter

Phone: 202-225-2645

Twitter:

@RepPerlmutter

Rep. Doug Lamborn

Phone: 202-225-4422

Twitter:

@RepDLamborn

Rep. Diana DeGette

Phone: 202-225-4431

Twitter:

@RepDianaDeGette

Rep. Mike Coffman

Phone: 202-225-7882

Twitter:

@RepMikeCoffman

CONNECTICUT

Sen. Christopher Murphy

Phone: 202-224-4041

Twitter:

@ChrisMurphyCT

Sen. Richard Blumenthal

Phone: 202-224-2823

Twitter:

@SenBlumenthal

Rep. Elizabeth Esty

Phone: 202-225-4476

Twitter:

@RepEsty

Rep. John Larson

Phone: 202-225-2265

Twitter:

@RepJohnLarson

Rep. Jim Himes

Phone: 202-225-5541

Twitter:

@JAHimes

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Phone: 202-225-3661

Twitter:

@RosaDeLauro

Rep. Joe Courtney

Phone: 202-225-2076

Twitter:

@RepJoeCourtney

DELAWARE

Sen. Thomas R. Carper

Phone: 202-224-2441

Twitter:

@SenatorCarper

Sen. Christopher A. Coons

Phone: 202-224-5042

Twitter:  @SenCoonsOffice

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester

Phone: 202-225-4165

Twitter:

@LisaBRochester

FLORIDA

Sen. Bill Nelson

Phone: 202-224-5274

Twitter:

@SenBillNelson

Sen. Marco Rubio

Phone: 202-224-3041

Twitter:

@MarcoRubio

Rep. Matt Gaetz

Phone: 202-225-4136

Twitter:

@MattGaets

Rep. Neal Dunn

Phone: 202-225-5235

Twitter:

@DrNealDunnFL2

Rep. Ted Yoho

Phone: 202-225-5744

Twitter:

@RepTedYoho

Rep. John Rutherford

Phone: 202-225-2501

Twitter:

@JRutherfordFL

Rep. Al Lawson

Phone: 202-225-0123

@RepAlLawsonJr

Rep. Ron DeSantis

Phone: 202-225-2706

Twitter:

@RepDeSantis

Rep. Stephanie Murphy

Phone: 202-225-4035

Twitter:

@RepStephMurphy

Rep. Bill Posey

Phone: 202-225-3671

Twitter:

@CongBillPosey

Rep. Darren Soto

Phone: 202-225-9889

Twitter:

@RepDarrenSoto

Rep. Val Demings

Phone: 202-225-2176

Twitter:

@RepValDemings

Rep. Daniel Webster

Phone: 202-225-1002

Twitter:

@RepWebster

Rep. Gus M. Bilirakis

Phone: 202-225-5755

Twitter:

@RepGusBilirakis

Rep. Charlie Crist

Phone: 202-225-5961

Twitter:

@RepCharlieCrist

Rep. Kathy Castor

Phone: 202-225-3376

Twitter:

@USRepKCastor

Rep. Dennis Ross

Phone: 202-225-1252

Twitter:

@RepDennisRoss

Rep. Vern Buchanan

Phone: 202-225-5015

Twitter:

@VernBuchanan

Rep. Tom Rooney

Phone: 202-225-5792

Twitter:

@TomRooney

Rep. Brian Mast

Phone: 202-225-3026

Twitter:

@RepBrianMast

Rep. Francis Rooney

Phone: 202-225-2536

Twitter:

@FrancisRooney

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings

Phone: 202-225-1313

Twitter:

@RepHastingsFL

Rep. Ted Deutch

Phone: 202-225-3001

Twitter:

@RepTedDeutch

Rep. Lois Frankel

Phone: 202-225-9890

Twitter:

@RepLoisFrankel

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Phone: 202-225-7931

Twitter:

@RepDWStweets

Rep. Frederica Wilson

Phone: 202-225-4506

Twitter:

@RepWilson

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

Phone: 202-225-4211

Twitter:

@MarioDB

Rep. Carlos Curbelo

Phone: 202-225-2778

Twitter:

@RepCurbelo

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Phone: 202-225-3931

Twitter:

@RosLehtinen

GEORGIA

Sen. Johnny Isakson

Phone: 202-224-3643

Twitter:

@SenatorIsakson

Sen. David Perdue

Phone: 202-224-3521

Twitter:

@SenDavidPerdue

Rep. Buddy Carter

Phone: 202-225-5831

Twitter:

@RepBuddyCarter

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

Phone: 202-225-3631

Twitter:

@SandfordBishop

Rep. Drew Ferguson

Phone: 202-225-5901

Twitter:

@RepDrewFerguson

Rep. Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr.

Phone: 202-225-1605

Twitter:

@RepHankJohnson

Rep. John Lewis

Phone: 202-225-3801

Twitter:

@RepJohnLewis

Rep. Robert Woodall

Phone: 202-225-4272

Twitter:

@RepRobWoodall

Rep. Austin Scott

Phone: 202-225-6531

Twitter:

@AustinScottGA08

Rep. Doug Collins

Phone: 202-225-9893

Twitter:

@RepDougCollins

Rep. Jody Hice

Phone: 202-225-4101

Twitter:

@CongressmanHice

Rep. Barry Loudermilk

Phone: 202-225-2931

Twitter:

@RepLoudermilk

Rep. Rick Allen

Phone: 202-225-2823

Twitter:

@RepRickAllen

Rep. David Scott

Phone: 202-225-2939

Twitter:

@RepDavidScott

Rep. Tom Graves

Phone: 202-225-5211

Twitter:

@RepTomGraves

HAWAII

Sen. Mazie K. Hirono

Phone: 202-224-6361

Twitter:

@MazieHirono

Sen. Brian Schatz

Phone: 202-224-3934

Twitter:

@SenBrianSchatz

Rep. Colleen Hanabusa

Phone: 202-225-2726

Twitter:

@RepHanabusa

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard

Phone: 202-225-4906

Twitter:

@TulsiPress

IDAHO

Sen. Mike Crapo

Phone: 202-224-6142

Twitter:

@MikeCrapo

Sen. James Risch

Phone: 202-224-2752

Twitter:

@SenatorRisch

Rep. Raul R. Labrador

Phone: 202-225-6611

Twitter:

@Raul_Labrador

Rep. Mike Simpson

Phone: 202-225-5531

Twitter:

@CongMikeSimpson

ILLINOIS

Sen. Richard J. Durbin

Phone: 202-224-2152

Twitter:

@SenatorDurbin

Sen. Tammy Duckworth

Phone: 202-224-2854

Twitter:

@SenDuckworth

Rep. Bobby L. Rush

Phone: 202-225-4372

Twitter:

@RepBobbyRush

Rep. Robin Kelly

Phone: 202-225-0773

Twitter:

@RepRobinKelly

Rep. Daniel Lipinski

Phone: 202-225-5701

Twitter:

@RepLipinski

Luis Gutiérrez

Phone: 202-225-8203

Twitter:

@RepGutierrez

Rep. Mike Quigley

Phone: 202-225-4061

Twitter:

@RepMikeQuigley

Rep. Peter J. Roskam

Phone: 202-225-4561

Twitter:

@PeterRoskam

Rep. Danny K. Davis

Phone: 202-225-5006

Twitter:

@RepDannyDavis

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi

Phone: 202-225-3711

Twitter:

@CongressmanRaja

Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Phone: 202-225-2111

Twitter:

@JanSchakowsky

Rep. Brad Schneider

Phone: 202-225-4835

Twitter:

@RepSchneider

Rep. Bill Foster

Phone: 202-225-3515

Twitter:

@RepBillFoster

Rep. Mike Bost

Phone: 202-225-5661

Twitter:

@RepBost

Rep. Rodney Davis

Phone: 202-225-2371

Twitter:

@RodneyDavis

Rep. Randy Hultgren

Phone: 202-225-2976

Twitter:

@RepHultgren

Rep. John Shimkus

Phone: 202-225-5271

Twitter:

@RepShimkus

Rep. Adam Kinzinger

Phone: 202-225-3635

Twitter:

@RepKinzinger

Rep. Cheri Bustos

Phone: 202-225-5905

Twitter:

@RepCheri

Rep. Darin LaHood

Phone: 202-225-6201

Twitter:

@RepLaHood

INDIANA

Sen. Todd Young

Phone: 202-224-5623

Twitter:

@SenToddYoung

Sen. Joe Donnelly

Phone: 202-224-4814

Twitter:

@SenDonnelly

Rep. Luke Messer

Phone: 202-225-3021

Twitter:

@RepLukeMesser

Rep. Susan W. Brooks

Phone: 202-225-2276

Twitter:

@SusanWBrooks

Rep. Jackie Walorski

Phone: 202-225-3915

Twitter:

@RepWalorski

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth

Phone: 202-225-5315

Twitter:

@RepTrey

Rep. Peter Visclosky

Phone: 202-225-2461

Twitter:

@RepVisclosky

Rep. Jim Banks

Phone: 202-225-4436

Twitter:

@RepJimBanks

Rep. Todd Rokita

Phone: 202-225-5037

Twitter:

@ToddRokita

Rep. André Carson

Phone: 202-225-4011

Twitter:

@RepAndreCarson

Rep. Larry Bucshon

Phone: 202-225-4636

Twitter:

@RepLarryBucshon

IOWA

Sen. Joni Ernst

Phone: 202-224-3254

Twitter:

@SenJoniErnst

Sen. Chuck Grassley

Phone: 202-224-3744

Twitter:

@ChuckGrassley

Rep. Steve King

Phone: 202-225-4426

Twitter:

@SteveKingIA

Rep. David Young

Phone: 202-225-5476

Twitter:

@RepDavidYoung

Rep. Rod Blum

Phone: 202-225-2911

Twitter:

@RepRodBlum

Rep. David Loebsack

Phone: 202-225-6576

Twitter:

@DaveLoebsack

KANSAS

Sen. Jerry Moran

Phone: 202-224-6521

Twitter:

@JerryMoran

Sen. Pat Roberts

Phone: 202-224-4774

Twitter:

@SenPatRoberts

Rep. Ron Estes

Phone: 202-225-6216

Twitter:

@RepRonEstes

Rep. Kevin Yoder

Phone: 202-225-2865

Twitter:

@RepKevinYoder

Rep. Lynn Jenkins

Phone: 202-225-6601

Twitter:

@RepLynnJenkins

Rep. Roger Marshall

Phone: 202-225-2715

Twitter:

@RogerMarshallMD

KENTUCKY

Sen. Mitch McConnell

Phone: 202-224-2541

Twitter:

@McConnellPress

Sen. Rand Paul

Phone: 202-224-4343

Twitter:

@RandPaul

Rep. Andy Barr

Phone: 202-225-4706

Twitter:

@RepAndyBarr

Rep. Thomas Massie

Phone: 202-225-3465

Twitter:

@RepThomasMassie

Rep. John Yarmuth

Phone: 202-225-5401

Twitter:

@RepJohnYarmuth

Rep. James Comer

Phone: 202-225-3115

Twitter:

@KYComer

Rep. Harold Rogers

Phone: 202-225-4601

Twitter:

@RepHalRogers

Rep. Brett Guthrie

Phone: 202-225-3501

Twitter:

@RepGuthrie

LOUISIANA

Sen. Bill Cassidy

Phone: 202-224-5824

Twitter:

@BillCassidy

Sen. John Kennedy

Phone: 202-224-4623

Twitter:

@JohnKennedyLA

Rep. Garret Graves

Phone: 202-225-3901

Twitter:

@RepGarretGraves

Rep. Ralph Abraham

Phone: 202-225-8490

Twitter:

@RepAbraham

Rep. Steve Scalise

Phone: 202-225-3015

Twitter:

@SteveScalise

Rep. Cedric Richmond

Phone: 202-225-6636

Twitter:

@RepRichmond

Rep. Mike Johnson

Phone: 202-225-2777

Twitter:

@RepMikeJohnson

Rep. Clay Higgins

Phone: 202-225-2031

@RepClayHiggins

MAINE

Sen. Angus King

Phone: 202-224-5344

Twitter:

@SenAngusKing

Sen. Susan Collins

Phone: 202-224-2523

Twitter:

@SenatorCollins

Rep. Bruce Poliquin

Phone: 202-225-6306

Twitter:

@RepPoliquin

Rep. Chellie Pingree

Phone: 202-225-6116

Twitter:

@ChelliePingree

MARYLAND

Sen. Chris Van Hollen

Phone: 202-224-4654

Twitter:

@VanHollenForMD

Sen. Benjamin Cardin

Phone: 202-224-4524

Twitter:

@SenatorCardin

Rep. John Delaney

Phone: 202-225-2721

Twitter:

@RepJohnDelaney

Rep. Jamie Raskin

Phone: 202-225-5341

Twitter:

@Jamie_Raskin

Rep. John P. Sarbanes

Phone: 202-225-4016

Twitter:

@RepSarbanes

Rep. Andy Harris

Phone: 202-225-5311

Twitter:

@RepAndyHarrisMD

Rep. Steny Hoyer

Phone: 202-225-4131

Twitter:

@WhipHoyer

Rep. Anthony Brown

Phone: 202-225-8699

Rep. Elijah Cummings

Phone: 202-225-4741

Twitter:

@RepCummings

Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Phone: 202-225-3061

Twitter:

@Call_Me_Dutch

MASSACHUSETTS

Sen. Edward J. Markey

Phone: 202-224-2742

Twitter:

@SenMarkey

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Phone: 202-224-4543

Twitter:

@SenWarren

Rep. Richard E. Neal

Phone: 202-225-5601

Twitter:

@RepRichardNeal

Rep. James McGovern

Phone: 202-225-6101

Twitter:

@RepMcGovern

Rep. Niki Tsongas

Phone: 202-225-3411

Twitter:

@NikiInTheHouse

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III

Phone: 202-225-5931

Twitter:

@RepJoeKennedy

Rep. Katherine Clark

Phone: 202-225-2836

Twitter:

@RepKClark

Rep. Seth Moulton

Phone: 202-225-8020

Twitter:

@teammoulton

Rep. Michael E. Capuano

Phone: 202-225-5111

Twitter:

@RepMikeCapuano

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch

Phone: 202-225-8273

Twitter:

@RepStephenLynch

Rep. William Keating

Phone: 202-225-3111

Twitter:

@USRepKeating

MICHIGAN

Sen. Gary Peters

Phone: 202-224-6221

Twitter:

@SenGaryPeters

Sen. Debbie Stabenow

Phone: 202-224-4822

Twitter:

@stabenow

Rep. Brenda Lawrence

Phone: 202-225-5802

Twitter:

@RepLawrence

Rep. Debbie Dingell

Phone: 202-225-4071

Twitter:

@RepDebDingell

Rep. Dave Trott

Phone: 202-225-8171

Twitter:

@RepDaveTrott

Rep. Mike Bishop

Phone: 202-225-4872

Twitter:

@RepMikeBishop

Rep. John Moolenaar

Phone: 202-225-3561

Twitter:

@RepMoolenaar

Rep. Daniel Kildee

Phone: 202-225-3611

Twitter:

@RepDanKildee

Rep. Tim Walberg

Phone: 202-225-6276

Twitter:

@RepWalberg

Rep. Paul Mitchell

Phone: 202-225-2106

Twitter:

@RepPaulMitchell

Rep. Fred Upton

Phone: 202-225-3761

Twitter:

@RepFredUpton

Rep. Sander Levin

Phone: 202-225-4961

Twitter:

@RepSandyLevin

Rep. Bill Huizenga

cPhone: 202-225-4401

Twitter:

@RepHuizenga

Rep. Jack Bergman

Phone: 202-225-4735

Twitter:

@RepJackBergman

Rep. Justin Amash

Phone: 202-225-3831

Twitter:

@JustinAmash

MINNESOTA

Sen. Tina Smith

Phone: 202-224-5641

Twitter:

@SenTinaSmith

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Phone: 202-224-3244

Twitter:

@amyklobuchar

Rep. Timothy J. Walz

Phone: 202-225-2472

Twitter:

@RepTimWalz

Rep. Jason Lewis

Phone: 202-225-2271

Twitter:  

@Jason2CD

Rep. Erik Paulsen

Phone: 202-225-2871

Twitter:

@RepErikPaulsen

Rep. Betty McCollum

Phone: 202-225-6631

Twitter:  

@BettyMcCollum04

Rep. Keith Ellison

Phone: 202-225-4755

Twitter:

@keithellison

Tom Emmer

Phone: 202-225-2331

Twitter:  

@RepTomEmmer

Rep. Collin C. Peterson

Phone: 202-225-2165

Rep. Rick Nolan

Phone: 202-225-6211

Twitter:  

@USRepRickNolan

MISSISSIPPI

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith

Phone: 202-224-5054

Twitter:

@SenHydeSmith

Sen. Roger F. Wicker

Phone: 202-224-6253

Twitter:  

@SenatorWicker

Rep. Trent Kelly

Phone: 202-225-4306

Twitter:

@RepTrentKelly

Rep. Bennie G. Thompson

Phone: 202-225-5876

Twitter:  

@BennieGThompson

Rep. Gregg Harper

Phone: 202-225-5031

Twitter:  

@GreggHarper

Rep. Steven Palazzo

Phone: 202-225-5772

Twitter:  

@CongPalazzo

MISSOURI

Sen. Roy Blunt

Phone: 202-224-5721

Twitter:  

@RoyBlunt

Sen. Claire McCaskill

Phone: 202-224-6154

Twitter:  

@clairecmc

Rep. William “Lacy” Clay Jr.

Phone: 202-225-2406

Twitter:  

@LacyClayMO1

Rep. Ann Wagner

Phone: 202-225-1621

Twitter:  

@RepAnnWagner

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer

Phone: 202-225-2956

Twitter:  

@RepBlainePress

Rep. Vicky Hartzler

Phone: 202-225-2876

Twitter:  

@RepHartzler

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

Phone: 202-225-4535

Twitter:  

@repcleaver

Rep. Sam Graves

Phone: 202-225-7041

Twitter:  

@RepSamGraves

Rep. Billy Long

Phone: 202-225-6536

Twitter:  

@USRepLong

Rep. Jason Smith

Phone: 202-225-4404

Twitter:  

@RepJasonSmith

MONTANA

Sen. Steve Daines

Phone: 202-224-2651

Twitter:  

@SteveDaines

Sen. Jon Tester

Phone: 202-224-2644

Twitter:  

@SenatorTester

Rep. Greg Gianforte

Phone: 202-225-3211

Twitter:  

@Gianforte

NEBRASKA

Sen. Deb Fischer

Phone: 202-224-6551

Twitter:  

@SenatorFischer

Sen. Ben Sasse

Phone: 202-224-4224

Twitter:  @SenSasse

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Phone: 202-225-4806

Twitter:  @JeffFortenberry

Rep. Don Bacon

Phone: 202-225-4155

Twitter:

@DonJBacon

Rep. Adrian Smith

Phone: 202-225-6435

Twitter:  

@RepAdrianSmith

NEVADA

Sen. Dean Heller

Phone: 202-224-6244

Twitter:

@SenDeanHeller

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto

Phone: 202-224-3542

Twitter:

@CatherineForNV

Rep. Dina Titus

Phone: 202-225-5965

Twitter:  @

RepDinaTitus

Rep. Mark Amodei

Phone: 202-225-6155

Twitter:  

@MarkAmodeiNV2

Rep. Jacky Rosen

Phone: 202-225-3252

Twitter:

@RepJackyRosen

Rep. Ruben Kihuen

Phone: 202-225-9894

Twitter:

@RubenKihuen

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Sen. Margaret (Maggie) Hassan

Phone: 202-224-3324

Twitter:

@SenatorHassan

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Phone: 202-224-2841

Twitter:  

@SenatorShaheen

Rep. Carol Shea-Porter

Phone: 202-225-5456

Twitter:

@TeamSheaPorter

Rep. Ann Kuster

Phone: 202-225-5206

Twitter:  

@RepAnnieKuster

NEW JERSEY

Sen. Robert Menendez

Phone: 202-224-4744

Twitter:  

@SenatorMenendez

Sen. Cory Booker

Phone: 202-224-3224

Twitter:

@SenBooker

Rep. Donald Norcross

Phone: 202-225-6501

Twitter:

@DonaldNorcross

Rep. Frank LoBiondo

Phone: 202-225-6572

Twitter:

@RepLoBiondo

Rep. Tom MacArthur

Phone: 202-225-4765

Twitter:

@RepTomMacArthur

Rep. Chris Smith

Phone: 202-225-3765

Twitter:

@RepChrisSmith

Rep. Josh Gottheimer

Phone: 202-225-4465

Twitter:

@JoshGottheimer

Rep. Frank Pallone

Jr.

Phone: 202-225-4671

Twitter:

@FrankPallone

Rep. Leonard Lance

Phone: 202-225-5361

Twitter:

@RepLanceNJ7

Rep. Albio Sires

Phone: 202-225-7919

Twitter:

@RepSires

Rep. Bill Pascrell,

Jr.

Phone: 202-225-5751

Twitter:

@BillPascrell

Rep. Donald Payne Jr.

Phone: 202-225-3436

Twitter:

@RepDonaldPayne

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen

Phone: 202-225-5034

Twitter:

@USRepRodney

Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

Phone: 202-225-5801

Twitter:  @RepBonnie

NEW MEXICO

Sen. Martin Heinrich

Phone: 202-224-5521

Twitter:  @MartinHeinrich

Sen. Tom Udall

Phone: 202-224-6621

Twitter:

@SenatorTomUdall

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

Phone: 202-225-6316

Twitter:

@RepLujanGrisham

Rep. Steve Pearce

Phone: 202-225-2365

Twitter:

@RepStevePearce

Rep. Ben R. Lujan

Phone: 202-225-6190

Twitter:

@RepBenRayLujan

NEW YORK

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand

Phone: 202-224-4451

Twitter:

@SenGillibrand

Sen. Charles E. Schumer

Phone: 202-224-6542

Twitter:

@SenSchumer

Rep. Lee Zeldin

Phone: 202-225-3826

Twitter:

@RepLeeZeldin

Rep. Pete King

Phone: 202-225-7896

Twitter:

@RepPeteKing

Rep. Thomas Suozzi

Phone: 202-225-3335

Twitter:

@RepTomSuozzi

Rep. Kathleen Rice

tibPhone: 202-225-5516

Twitter:

@RepKathleenRice

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks

Phone: 202-225-3461

Twitter:

@RepGregoryMeeks

Rep. Grace Meng

Phone: 202-225-2601

Twitter:

@RepGraceMeng

Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez

Phone: 202-225-2361

Twitter:

@NydiaVelazquez

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries

Phone: 202-225-5936

Twitter:

@RepJeffries

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke

Phone: 202-225-6231

Twitter:

@RepYvetteClarke

Rep. Jerrold Nadler

Phone: 202-225-5635

Twitter:

@RepJerryNadler

Rep. Daniel Donovan

Phone: 202-225-3371

Twitter:

@RepDanDonovan

Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Phone: 202-225-7944

Twitter:

@RepMaloney

Rep. Adriano Espaillat

Phone: 202-225-4365

Twitter:

@RepEspaillat

Rep. Joseph Crowley

Phone: 202-225-3965

Twitter:

@RepJoeCrowley

Rep. José E. Serrano

Phone: 202-225-4361

Twitter:

@RepJoseSerrano

Rep. Eliot Engel

Phone: 202-225-2464

Twitter:

@RepEliotEngel

Rep. Nita Lowey

Phone: 202-225-6506  

Twitter:

@NitaLowey

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney

Phone: 202-225-5441

Twitter:

@RepSeanMaloney

Rep. John Faso

Phone: 202-225-5614  

Twitter:

@RepJohnFaso

Rep. Paul D. Tonko

Phone: 202-225-5076

Twitter:

@RepPaulTonko

Rep. Elise Stefanik

Phone: 202-225-4611

Twitter:

@RepStefanik

Rep. Claudia Tenney

Phone: 202-225-3665

Twitter:

@claudiatenney

Rep. Tom Reed

Phone: 202-225-3161

Twitter:

@RepTomReed

Rep. John Katko

Phone: 202-225-3701

Twitter:

@RepJohnKatko

Rep. Brian Higgins

Phone: 202-225-3306

Twitter:

@RepBrianHiggins

Rep. Chris Collins

Phone: 202-225-5265

Twitter:

@RepChrisCollins

NORTH CAROLINA

Sen. Richard Burr

Phone: 202-224-3154

Twitter:

@SenatorBurr

Sen. Thom Tillis

Phone: 202-224-6342

Twitter:

@SenThomTillis

Rep. G.K. Butterfield

Phone: 202-225-3101

Twitter:

@GKButterfield

Rep. George Holding

Phone: 202-225-3032

Twitter:

@RepHolding

Rep. Walter B. Jones

Phone: 202-225-3415

Twitter:

@RepWalterJones

Rep. David Price

Phone: 202-225-1784

Twitter:

@RepDavidEPrice

Rep. Virginia Foxx

Phone: 202-225-2071

Twitter:

@VirginiaFoxx

Rep. Mark Walker

Phone: 202-225-3065

Twitter:

@RepMarkWalker

Rep. David Rouzer

Phone: 202-225-2731

Twitter:

@RepDavidRouzer

Rep. Richard Hudson

Phone: 202-225-3715

Twitter:

@RepRichHudson

Rep. Robert Pittenger

Phone: 202-225-1976

Twitter:

@RepPittenger

Rep. Patrick T. McHenry

Phone: 202-225-2576

Twitter:

@PatrickMcHenry

Rep. Mark Meadows

Phone: 202-225-6401

Twitter:

@RepMarkMeadows

Rep. Alma Adams

Phone: 202-225-1510

Twitter:

@RepAdams

Rep. Ted Budd

Phone: 202-225-4531

Twitter:

@buddforcongress

NORTH DAKOTA

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Phone: 202-224-2043

Twitter:

@SenatorHeitkamp

Sen. John Hoeven

Phone: 202-224-2551

Twitter:

@SenJohnHoeven

Rep. Kevin Cramer

Phone: 202-225-2611

Twitter:

@RepKevinCramer

OHIO

Sen. Sherrod Brown

Phone: 202-224-2315

Twitter:

@SenSherrodBrown

Sen. Rob Portman

Phone: 202-224-3353

Twitter:

@SenRobPortman

Rep. Steve Chabot

Phone: 202-225-2216

Twitter:

@RepSteveChabot

Rep. Brad Wenstrup

Phone: 202-225-3164

Twitter:

@RepBradWenstrup

Rep. Joyce Beatty

Phone: 202-225-4324

Twitter:

@RepBeatty

Rep. Jim Jordan

Phone: 202-225-2676

Twitter:

@Jim_Jordan

Rep. Robert E. Latta

Phone: 202-225-6405

Twitter:

@boblatta

Rep. Bill Johnson

Phone: 202-225-5705

Twitter:

@RepBillJohnson

Rep. Bob Gibbs

Phone: 202-225-6265

Twitter:  @RepBobGibbs

Warren Davidson

Phone: 202-225-6205

Twitter:

@WarrenDavidson

Rep. Marcy Kaptur

Phone:202-225-4146

Twitter:  

@RepMarcyKaptur

Rep. Michael Turner

Phone: 202-225-6465

Twitter:

@RepMikeTurner

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

Phone: 202-225-7032

Twitter:

@mlfudge

Rep. Tim Ryan

Phone: 202-225-5261

Twitter:

@TimRyan

Rep. David Joyce

Phone: 202-225-5731

Twitter:  

@RepDaveJoyce

Rep. Steve Stivers

Phone: 202-225-2015

Twitter:

@RepSteveStivers

Rep. Jim Renacci

Phone: 202-225-3876

Twitter:

@RepJimRenacci

OKLAHOMA

Sen. James M. Inhofe

Phone: 202-224-4721

Twitter:

@InhofePress

Sen. James Lankford

Phone: 202-224-5754

Twitter:  

@SenatorLankford

Rep. Markwayne Mullin

Phone: 202-225-2701

Twitter:

@RepMullin

Rep. Frank Lucas

Phone: 202-225-5565

Twitter:

@RepFrankLucas

Rep. Tom Cole

Phone: 202-225-6165

Twitter:

@TomColeOK04

Rep. Steve Russell

Phone: 202-225-2132

Twitter:

@RepRussell

OREGON

Sen. Jeff Merkley

Phone: 202-224-3753

Twitter:

@SenJeffMerkley

Sen. Ron Wyden

Phone: 202-224-5244

Twitter:

@RonWyden

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Phone: 202-225-0855

Twitter:

@RepBonamici

Rep. Greg Walden

Phone: 202-225-6730

Twitter:

@repgregwalden

Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Phone: 202-225-4811

Twitter:

@repblumenauer

Rep. Peter DeFazio

Phone: 202-225-6416

Twitter:

@RepPeterDeFazio

Rep. Kurt Schrader

Phone: 202-225-5711

Twitter:

@RepSchrader

PENNSYLVANIA

Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.

Phone: 202-224-6324

Twitter:

@SenBobCasey

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey

Phone: 202-224-4254

Twitter:

@SenToomey

Rep. Robert Brady

Phone: 202-225-4731

Twitter:

@RepBrady

Rep. Dwight Evans

Phone: 202-225-4001

Twitter:

@RepDwightEvans

Rep. Mike Kelly

Phone: 202-225-5406

Twitter:

@MikeKellyPA

Rep. Conor Lamb

Phone: 202-225-2301

Twitter:

@ConorLambPA

Rep. Scott Perry

Phone: 202-225-5836

Twitter:

@RepScottPerry

Rep. Glenn W. Thompson

Phone: 202-225-5121

Twitter:

@CongressmanGT

Rep. Ryan Costello

Phone: 202-225-4315

Twitter:

@RepRyanCostello

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick

Phone: 202-225-4276

Twitter:

@BrianFitzUSA

Rep. Bill Shuster

Phone: 202-225-2431

Twitter:

@RepBillShuster

Rep. Tom Marino

Phone: 202-225-3731

Twitter:

@RepTomMarino

Rep. Lou Barletta

Phone: 202-225-6511

Twitter:

@RepLouBarletta

Rep. Keith Rothfus

Phone: 202-225-2065

Twitter:

@KeithRothfus

Rep. Brendan Boyle

Phone: 202-225-6111

Twitter:

@RepBrendanBoyle

Rep. Mike Doyle

Phone: 202-225-2135

Twitter:

@USRepMikeDoyle

Rep. Lloyd Smucker

Phone: 202-225-2411

Twitter:

@RepSmucker

Rep. Matthew Cartwright

Phone: 202-225-5546

Twitter:

@RepCartwright

RHODE ISLAND

Sen. Jack Reed

Phone: 202-224-4642

Twitter:

@SenJackReed

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

Phone: 202-224-2921

Twitter:

@SenWhitehouse

Rep. David Cicilline

Phone: 202-225-4911

Twitter:

RepCicilline

Rep. Jim Langevin

Phone: 202-225-2735

Twitter:

@JimLangevin

SOUTH CAROLINA

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Phone: 202-224-5972

Twitter:  

@LindseyGrahamSC

Sen. Tim Scott

Phone: 202-224-6121

Twitter:

@SenatorTimScott

Rep. Mark Sanford

Phone: 202-225-3176

Twitter:

@RepSanfordSC

Rep. Joe Wilson

Phone: 202-225-2452

Twitter:

@RepJoeWilson

Rep. Jeff Duncan

Phone: 202-225-5301

Twitter:

@RepJeffDuncan

Rep. Trey Gowdy

Phone: 202-225-6030

Twitter:

@TGowdySC

Rep. Ralph Norman

Phone: 202-225-5501

Twitter:

@RepRalphNorman

Rep. James E. Clyburn

Phone: 202-225-3315

Twitter:

@Clyburn

Rep. Tom Rice

Phone: 202-225-9895

Twitter:

@RepTomRice

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sen. Mike Rounds

Phone: 202-224-5842

Twitter:

@SenatorRounds

Sen. John Thune

Phone: 202-224-2321

Twitter:

@SenJohnThune

Rep. Kristi Noem

Phone: 202-225-2801

Twitter:

@RepKristiNoem

TENNESSEE

Sen. Lamar Alexander

Phone: 202-224-4944

Twitter:  

@SenAlexander

Sen. Bob Corker

Phone: 202-224-3344

Twitter:

@SenBobCorker

Rep. Phil Roe

Phone: 202-225-6356

Twitter:

@DrPhilRoe

Rep. John J. Duncan Jr.

Phone: 202-225-5435

Twitter:

@RepJohnDuncanJr

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann

Phone: 202-225-3271

Twitter:

@RepChuck

Rep. Scott DesJarlais

Phone: 202-225-6831

Twitter:

@DesJarlaisTN04

Rep. Jim Cooper

Phone: 202-225-4311

Twitter:

@RepJimCooper

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Phone: 202-225-2811

Twitter:

@MarshaBlackburn

Rep. Steve Cohen

Phone: 202-225-3265

Twitter:

@RepCohen

Rep. Diane Black

Phone: 202-225-4231

Twitter:

@RepDianeBlack

Rep. David Kustoff

Phone: 202-225-4714

Twitter:

@DavidKustoff

TEXAS

Sen. John Cornyn

Phone: 202-224-2934

Twitter:

@JohnCornyn

Sen. Ted Cruz

Phone: 202-224-5922

Twitter:

@SenTedCruz

Rep. Louie Gohmert

Phone: 202-225-3035

Twitter:

@replouiegohmert

Rep. Ted Poe

Phone: 202-225-6565

Twitter:

@JudgeTedPoe

Rep. Sam Johnson

Phone: 202-225-4201

Twitter:

@SamsPressShop

Rep. John Ratcliffe

Phone: 202-225-6673

Twitter:

@RepRatcliffe

Rep. Jeb Hensarling

Phone: 202-225-3484

Twitter:

@RepHensarling

Rep. Joe Barton

Phone: 202-225-2002

Twitter:

@RepJoeBarton

Rep. John Culberson

Phone: 202-225-2571

Twitter:

@johnculberson

Rep. Kevin Brady

Phone: 202-225-4901

Twitter:

@RepKevinBrady

Rep. Al Green

Phone: 202-225-7508

Twitter:

@RepAlGreen

Rep. Michael T. McCaul

Phone: 202-225-2401

Twitter:

@RepMcCaul

Rep. K. Michael Conaway

Phone: 202-225-3605

Twitter:

@ConawayTX11

Rep. Kay Granger

Phone: 202-225-5071

Twitter:

@RepKayGranger

Rep. Mac Thornberry

Phone: 202-225-3706

Twitter:

@MacTXPress

Rep. Randy Weber

Phone: 202-225-2831

Twitter:

@TXRandy14

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

Phone: 202-225-2531

Twitter:

@VoteVicente

Rep. Beto O’Rourke

Phone: 202-225-4831

Twitter:

@RepBetoORourke

Rep. Bill Flores

Phone: 202-225-6105

Twitter:

@RepBillFlores

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

Phone: 202-225-3816

Twitter:

@JacksonLeeTX18

Rep. Jodey Arrington

Phone: 202-225-4005

Twitter:

@RepArrington

Rep. Joaquin Castro

Phone: 202-225-3236

Twitter:

@JoaquinCastrotx

Rep. Lamar Smith

Phone: 202-225-4236

Twitter:

@LamarSmithTX21

Rep. Pete Olson

Phone: 202-225-5951

Twitter:

@RepPeteOlson

Rep. Will Hurd

Phone: 202-225-4511

Twitter:

@HurdOnTheHill

Rep. Kenny Marchant

Phone: 202-225-6605

Twitter:

@RepKenMarchant

Rep. Roger Williams

Phone: 202-225-9896

Twitter:

@RepRWilliams

Rep. Michael Burgess

Phone: 202-225-7772

Twitter:

@michaelcburgess

Rep. Henry Cuellar

Phone: 202-225-1640

Twitter:

@RepCuellar

Rep. Gene Green

Phone: 202-225-1688

Twitter:

@RepGeneGreen

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson

Phone: 202-225-8885

Twitter:

@RepEBJ

Rep. John Carter

Phone: 202-225-3864

Twitter:

@JudgeCarter

Rep. Pete Sessions

Phone: 202-225-2231

Twitter:

@PeteSessions

Rep. Marc Veasey

Phone: 202-225-9897

Twitter:

@RepVeasey

Rep. Filemon Vela

Phone: 202-225-9901

Twitter:

@RepFilemonVela

Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Phone: 202-225-4865

Twitter:

@RepLloydDoggett

Rep. Brian Babin

Phone: 202-225-1555

Twitter:

@RepBrianBabin

UTAH

Sen. Orrin G. Hatch

Phone: 202-224-5251

Twitter:

@SenOrrinHatch

Sen. Mike Lee

Phone: 202-224-5444

Twitter:

@SenMikeLee

Rep. Rob Bishop

Phone: 202-225-0453

Twitter:

@RepRobBishop

Rep. John R. Curtis

Phone: 202-225-7751

Twitter:

@RepJohnCurtis

Rep. Chris Stewart

Phone: 202-225-9730

Twitter:

@RepChrisStewart

Rep. Mia Love

Phone: 202-225-3011

Twitter:

@RepMiaLove

VERMONT

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy

Phone: 202-224-4242

Twitter:

@SenatorLeahy

Sen. Bernard Sanders

Phone: 202-224-5141

Twitter:

@SenSanders

Rep. Peter Welch

Phone: 202-225-4115

Twitter:

@PeterWelch

VIRGINIA

Sen. Tim Kaine

Phone: 202-224-4024

Twitter:

@timkaine

Sen. Mark R. Warner

Phone: 202-224-2023

Twitter:

@MarkWarner

Rep. Robert J. Wittman

Phone: 202-225-4261

Twitter:

@RobWittman

Rep. Scott Taylor

Phone: 202-225-4215

Twitter:

@scotttaylorva

Rep. Robert C. Scott

Phone: 202-225-8351

Twitter:

@BobbyScott

Rep. Donald A. McEachin

Phone: 202-225-6365

Twitter:

@RepMcEachin

Rep. Thomas Garrett

Phone: 202-225-4711

Twitter:

@RepTomGarrett

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Phone: 202-225-5431

Twitter:

@RepGoodlatte

Rep. Dave Brat

Phone: 202-225-2815

Twitter:

@RepDaveBrat

Rep. Don Beyer

Phone: 202-225-4376

Twitter:

@RepDonBeyer

Rep. Morgan Griffith

Phone: 202-225-3861

Twitter:

@RepMGriffith

Rep. Barbara Comstock

Phone: 202-225-5136

Twitter:

@RepComstock

Rep. Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly

Phone: 202-225-1492

Twitter:

@GerryConnolly

WASHINGTON

Sen. Maria Cantwell

Phone: 202-224-3441

Twitter:

@SenatorCantwell

Sen. Patty Murray

Phone: 202-224-2621

Twitter:

@PattyMurray

Rep. Suzan DelBene

Phone: 202-225-6311

Twitter:

@RepDelBene

Rep. Rick Larsen

Phone: 202-225-2605

Twitter:

@RepRickLarsen

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler

Phone: 202-225-3536

Twitter:

@HerreraBeutler

Rep. Dan Newhouse

Phone: 202-225-5816

Twitter:

@RepNewhouse

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Phone: 202-225-2006

Twitter:

@cathymcmorris

Rep. Derek Kilmer

Phone: 202-225-5916

Twitter:

@RepDerekKilmer

Rep. Pramila Jayapal

Phone: 202-225-3106

Twitter:

@pramilajayapal

Rep. David G. Reichert

Phone: 202-225-7761

Twitter:

@davereichert

Rep. Adam Smith

Phone: 202-225-8901

Twitter:

@RepAdamSmith

Rep. Denny Heck

Phone: 202-225-9740

Twitter:

@RepDennyHeck

WEST VIRGINIA

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito

Phone: 202-224-6472

Twitter:

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Thousands of Students Walk Out of Classrooms in Nationwide Protest Against Gun Violence

In a nationwide protest against gun violence, students across the country exited their classrooms at 10 a.m. local time for 17 minutes — a minute for each of the victims killed during the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

In an effort to peacefully protest gun violence, the organizers of the January 2017 Women’s March created National Walkout Day to coincide with the one-month anniversary of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 victims were fatally shot.

More than 185,000 students from more than 2,500 schools were expected to participate.

“There’s gun violence in our schools and on our streets and we want to show the members of Congress and other adults in our lives that we are fed up with being unsafe,” Madison Thomas, national college coordinator for Women’s March Youth Empower, told PEOPLE. “We’re finally taking a stand and showing unified support for gun reform.”

Students around the nation have planned walkouts, including at Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Parkland, Fla., in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Communities with schools where other mass shootings occurred such as Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, are expected to hold walkouts as well.

Some school districts across the country have threatened disciplinary action against students who walk out.

The American Civil Liberties Union and the National Juvenile Defender Center will be staffing a legal referral hotline to connect students and/or their parents to local attorneys. The hotline number is 1-857-529-9373 (1-857-LAWYER3).

The wave of support for laws to prevent gun violence continues to surge. The student-organized March For Our Lives will take place on March 24 in Washington, D.C. There will be hundreds of sibling marches held across the world, according to the march’s website.

Students across the country will be showing their support through social media. EMPOWER, the group organizing the protest, is using the hashtag #ENOUGH, and students are also using the hashtags #NeverAgain and #StudentsStandUp.

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Three CEOs Quit Trump Advisory Council After Charlottesville Violence

Merck’s Frazier, Intel’s Krzanich and Under Armour’s Plank resigned from a manufacturing-advisory council to the Trump administration in an apparent protest of the president’s failure to quickly condemn the white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.
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Google drops neo-Nazi site out of ‘immediate concern of inciting violence’

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Guess, Peace Over Violence Host Maya Jupiter, Aloe Blacc Concert

Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter serenaded Santa Monica Wednesday evening as part of the Guess Foundation and nonprofit Peace Over Violence’s Denim Day.
The annual day encourages people to wear denim in solidarity to raise awareness and fight against sexual violence, which is Peace Over Violence’s mission. The non-profit provides therapy, hotlines and other aid to victims in addition to educational initiatives.
Blacc and Jupiter, who serve as Denim Day spokespeople, took over one end of the Third Street Promenade outdoor shopping mall in Santa Monica for a live performance that was open to the public. Guess also set up a temporary pop-up in front of its Third Street Promenade store to hand out T-shirts and tote bags in an effort to raise additional awareness for the day.
The spokescouple are a good fit for the cause as individuals who are actively involved in a number of community organizations. Blacc and Jupiter are also cofounders of the Artivist Entertainment group, which supports like-minded artists involved in efforts for social good.
Jupiter became involved in Peace Over Violence through a friend employed with the organization who encouraged her to participate in songwriting classes for a youth internship program.
“It’s just a no-brainer,” said Jupiter, who is

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101 Portraits Tell The Stories Of People Who Survived Gun Violence In America

One day while picking up her daughters from daycare, Shirley Justice was attacked by her ex-husband. She was shot 14 times, and she survived.

Since 2013, photographer Kathy Shorr has chronicled people like Justice, survivors of gun violence in America. In her portrait, Justice stands near a window wearing a bra, revealing the scars writ across her chest and stomach. The expression on her face reads as mournful, even incredulous, yet at peace. 

“Fourteen bullets entered my body that day,” Justice recalled in her interview with Shorr. “Fourteen bullets that ripped through every major organ and artery. Fourteen chances to die. ‘I will live for you,’ I promised my girls as I lay on the ground watching my ex-husband flee the scene.” 

Shorr’s photo book, simply titled Shot, features 101 portraits accompanied by interviews and descriptions of her subjects, all of whom survived instances of gun violence in America. Shorr first began thinking about the project after she and her daughter were held up at gunpoint during a home invasion.

Neither Shorr nor her daughter were physically injured during the encounter, but the experience and the subsequent emotional trauma left the artist agonizing over the thousands of Americans each year whose lives are irreparably changed by virtue of a loaded gun. 

According to CNN in 2016, there are more mass shootings in the U.S. than in any other country in the world. That same year, The New York Times reported that gun homicides are a common cause of death in America, killing about as many people as car crashes. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that between 2001 and 2014 alone, 440,095 people died at the hands of a firearm on U.S. soil.

“People don’t always think about the survivors,” Shorr told The Huffington Post. “Gun violence survivors are here and have a voice, a very important voice. They have experienced something that is kind of indescribable to someone that hasn’t experienced it.”

To begin her project, Shorr reached out to a man named Antonius, whose story she’d learned while listening to the NY1 news. She approached him on Facebook, they emailed back and forth and eventually met in person. After talking through the details, Shorr and Antonius returned to the Brooklyn street corner where he had been shot only seven weeks prior. Antonius took a Xanax to stay calm. 

The shoot, according to Shorr, was overwhelmingly positive. People from the community came by to shake Antonius’ hand. He pulled up his shirt and Shorr photographed his scar. Antonius told the photographer how cathartic it was to return to the site and take back the space. “At that point I realized this was a project I could really do,” Shorr said.

“I always saw it as a book,” she continued. “I just felt that once I started there was no turning back. Especially once I started talking to people and learning their stories, I felt an incredible amount of responsibility to complete the project.”

Shorr’s subjects adhere to no single age, gender, ethnicity, class or occupation. Their stories are equally as far-ranging. There is 8-year-old Taniya, accidentally shot by a fellow third grader who brought his father’s gun to school, and Greg, a Georgia-based police sergeant shot by a drug dealer during a bust. There are victims of robberies, domestic abuse, hate crimes and stray bullets. The physical impact of the violence manifests in wheelchairs, prosthetic aids, purple contusions or scars of gauzy flesh. The emotional impact the viewer can only attempt to imagine. 

Shorr describes her style as part street photography, part documentary portraiture. Some images zoom in on the physical residue of where bullet met flesh, while others are more straightforward portraits, focusing more on the person than the tragedy that shattered their sense of normalcy. Many photos were captured at the location where each subject was wounded, which the artist described as a way of saying, “You didn’t get me, I’m here.”

“The project was always meant to bring a face to an abstract situation,” Shorr said. “To show how gun violence affects everyone, not only certain groups of people. Anyone can be shot, anywhere. Many of the people in the project are gun owners themselves; one is even a member of the NRA.”

Shorr hopes her portrait series serves as a non-partisan foil to the polarizing shouting matches on the subject of gun violence. “It’s time to start talking about these issues so we can grow and learn from each other,” Shorr said. “When people can see both sides of an issue, and both sides have valid points, we can talk to each other rather than at each other. It’s not a black and white issue.”

Kathy Shorr’s Shot: 101 Survivors of Gun Violence in America is available now. On Thursday, April 13, Shorr will join Lyle Rexer for a discussion and book signing at Brooklyn’s Powerhouse Books. All captions were provided by the artist.

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Handbook of School Violence and School Safety

Handbook of School Violence and School Safety


The Handbook of School Violence and School Safety: International Research and Practice has become the premier resource for educational and mental health professionals and policymakers seeking to implement effective prevention and intervention programs that reduce school violence and promote safe and effective schools. It covers the full range of school violence and safety topics from harassment and bullying to promoting safe, secure, and peaceful schools. It also examines existing school safety programs and includes the multi-disciplinary research and theories that guide them. Examinations of current issues and projections of future research and practice are embedded within each chapter. This volume maps the boundaries of this rapidly growing and multidisciplinary field of study. Key features include. Comprehensive Coverage – The chapters are divided into three parts: Foundations; Assessment and Measurement; Prevention and Intervention Programs. Together they provide a comprehensive review of what is known about the types, causes, and effects of school violence and the most effective intervention programs that have been developed to prevent violence and promote safe and thriving school climates. Evidence-based Practice – Avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach to prevention and intervention, the focus throughout is on the application of evidence-based practice to address factors most commonly associated with school violence and safety. Implications for Practice – Each chapter bridges the research-to-practice gap, with a section delineating implications for practice of the foregoing research. Chapter Structure – To ensure continuity and coherence across the book, each chapter begins with a brief abstract and ends with a table showing the implications for practice. International Focus – Acknowledging the fact that school violence and safety is a global concern, this edition has increased its focus on insights learned from cross-national research and practice out

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Surfer Kelly Slater Joins Kering’s Effort to Stop Violence Against Women

THREE MUSKETEERS: Three well-known men are lending their voices to combat violence against women.
Surfer Kelly Slater, French soccer player Antoine Griezmann and Chinese actor Yang Yang are participating in the 5th annual White Ribbon for Women campaign, a Kering Foundation initiative that runs from today through Nov. 27.
Each man recounts true stories of women who have experienced violence and subsequently received support from the Kering Foundation. These are distributed via social channels with the hashtag #BeHerVoice.
Kering has also set a crowd-funding platform allowing users to donate to a variety of NGOs that empower women who have experienced violence. These include It’s On Us in America, HER Fund in Asia, and Fédération Nationale Solidarité Femmes, La Maison des Femmes, Rosa UK and Women’s Aid in Europe.
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A group of Canadian men founded the initiative in 1991 following a massacre of 14 women at a Montreal university by a male student.
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‘South Park’ To Take On Police Violence In New Episode

The national debate on police violence has spread from Ferguson and Baltimore all the way to the small town of South Park, Colorado.

On this Wednesday’s episode of long-running animated series “South Park,” the town’s residents decide to abolish the police because they’re fed up with people who “impose their authority on the underprivileged.” Given the Comedy Central show’s history of iconoclasm, and its focus in Season 19 on political correctness, we’re gonna go ahead and guess that it doesn’t end well. 

Here’s a clip from the episode, in which one of the town’s police officers defends his kind, saying that “not all cops are racist, trigger-happy assholes.” 

“South Park,” which was created by college friends Trey Stone and Matt Parker, has a long and storied history of tackling controversial topics. Many of its most inflammatory episodes have focused on religious figures like Muhammad to the Virgin Mary. 

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Amy Schumer Hints She Will Push To Reduce Gun Violence

Comedian Amy Schumer suggested she is preparing to make a push against gun violence on Saturday, after a gunman killed two women and injured nine people during a showing of her latest movie in Lafayette, Louisiana last month.

Sarah Clements, whose mother survived the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012, published a post on Medium calling on Schumer to speak out in the aftermath of the Lafayette shooting, which took place during a screening of “Trainwreck,” Schumer’s latest movie. In her reply on Twitter, Schumer referenced the victims and said she was preparing to do something:

21-year-old Mayci Breaux and 33-year-old Jillian Johnson were killed and nine others were injured July 23 by John Russell Houser, 59, who also killed himself during the incident.

Clements called Schumer “our generation’s epitome of what it means to be a strong, powerful, self-aware champion for the experiences and truths of being a woman,” and highlighted the particular challenges women face in pushing for gun control.

“The hatred and trolling of women fighting for gun reform is specifically twisted to become gendered threats and attacks. They reference rape, ‘setting us in our place,’ obeying men and shutting us up, and overall they simply exemplify the worst of a patriarchy obsessed with the symbol and purpose of guns,” she wrote on Medium. Clements also noted that women in the United States are much more likely to be killed by a person with a gun than are women in other high income countries and that women of color are disproportionately affected by gun violence.

After the shooting, Schumer tweeted that her heart was broken and her thoughts were with the victims of the attack. Earlier this year, she released a mock advertisement for birth control, advertising how difficult it was to obtain for women while guns remained relatively easy to get.

But Clements said that she knew Schumer could do more.

“Be a voice for our generation and for women — two groups who make up most of the victims of the gun violence in our country,” Clements wrote. “As you said and as I’ve learned, what truly matters in life is how you decide to write your own story. And in doing so, don’t apologize to the frightened millions who resent that they never had it in them to do it. Instead, show them it can be done.”

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Trans Women Discuss Sisterhood And The Violence They Experience Every Day

Sisterhood is a revolutionary act for all women.

A new documentary series called “This Is Me,” created by WifeyTV with the help of executive producer Jill Soloway, explores the issues trans and gender non-conforming people face everyday. In the most recent episode called “And My Sisters,” artist/actor Van Barnes, performance artist Miss Barbie-Q and artist/filmmaker Zackary Drucker sit down to discuss their friendships and the daily threat of violence they experience as trans women.

“Trans women are born witty, thank God. It’s part of our survival,” Barnes says at the beginning of the video. In the video, the three women sit around a table creating “prayer pumps” to memorialize a sister of theirs who was recently murdered for being trans.

“It’s a revolutionary act to be an out, visible trans person,” Drucker says, to which Barnes added: “It’s a revolutionary act just to walk down the street [as a trans person].”

With one gender non-conforming person being murdered every 48 hours around the world, the violence these women face is very much real — and it informs their behavior.

“I feel like I have to walk around with my fists up again,” Miss Barbie-Q says. She goes on to recount a time two months prior when she was assaulted by a man on the subway, simply for the way she expresses her identity.

“I have to gauge people because if they’re staring at me for too long, I think ‘Do I have to watch my back when I walk away from this person?’ Because violence can go from zero to 90 in a heartbeat,” Barnes says.

She also tells the other women about a time she was assaulted by five men on the street: “One of [the men] put his arm out and clotheslined me, right at the neck… He grabbed me, picked me up, body slammed me. Every single one of those guys took a turn body slamming me,” Barnes said. “Every time I was getting lifted into the air I thought, ‘I hope they don’t paralyze me.’ And nobody came to my rescue.”

“How many trans people are going to have to die on the street before change happens?” Miss Barbie-Q asks the other women in the video. In January and February of 2015 alone, seven trans women were murdered in the U.S.

A sentiment towards the end of the video sums up how important these women’s friendships really are: “These relationships give me a sense of stability, they give me a sense that things are possible, they give a sense of wholeness.”

Head over to WifeyTV to watch more of the “This Is Me” series.

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Take an updated approach to treating partner violence! Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations examines new and innovative approaches to treating domestic violence, de-emphasizing the unilateral, psychoeducational approach in favor of treatment modalities that focus on the offenders’ individual characteristics. The book presents up-to-date information on techniques for working with men and women who commit intimate partner violence, moving past a one size fits all mentality to develop treatment that affects long-term changes in beliefs, behaviors, and attitudes. It also includes a brief history of perpetrator treatment, feminist perspectives on treatment, and recent research findings that suggest domestic violence offenders need more than education and attitude adjustment. Intimate Violence explores key treatment issues not usually found in more traditional approaches, particularly shame and attachment. The book focuses on alternate methods based on assessment and tailored to meet the treatment needs of specific populations, including women, lesbian batterers, men with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and Aboriginal men living in Canada. It also examines the Beit Noam, an Israeli live-in intervention program for abusive men, and addresses the legal and ethical issues surrounding the court-mandated treatment of offenders. An international, interdisciplinary panel of practitioners, researchers, and academics also discuss: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Physical Aggression Couples Treatment (PACT) attachment theory therapeutically based interventions feminist/social learning treatment individual, group, and integrative therapies transpersonal psychology systems thinking field theory and much more! Intimate Violence: Contemporary Treatment Innovations is an essential resource for clinicians, researchers, educators, and advocates working in psychology, social work, counseling, law, health care, and related disciplines.

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Lucy Lawless ‘Never Liked’ All The Violence On ‘Xena: Warrior Princess’

For six seasons, Lucy Lawless fought evil on the cult TV hit “Xena: Warrior Princess,” but the Kiwi actress was never a fan of the violent scenes, she revealed in a HuffPost Live interview on Tuesday.

“[The show] had all that fighting, which I never liked, but had to do it, so my only defense was to get as good as possible as fast as possible, so I could get the misery over and done with,” she told host Ricky Camilleri.

She also said the titular role was one of the most physically challenging characters she’s ever played.

“We were out in the rain all winter and it was hard work, physically,” she added.

Lawless’ role as Lucretia in “Spartacus: War of The Damned” proved to be more emotionally grueling due to its prominent nude scenes, with which she said she was not comfortable at the time.

“There was an amount of nudity. There was some pretty heavy duty material, you know,” she said.

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Alliance Against Family Violence Receive Tribute & Free Discount Cards by Charles Myrick Of American Consultants RX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

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Battling Philly’s Rampant Gun Violence – Our America with Lisa Ling – OWN

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Lisa Ling travels to Philadelphia, a city where 7 people are shot each day, to meet the crusaders who are determined to end gun violence on their streets. As these activists battle on, Philly’s citizens hope and pray that together, they can find peace.

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