Today we continue our efforts by addressing the mass shootings we've suffered in this country at the hands of semiautomatic weaponry. Listed below are a few key politicians currently in the U.S. Senate who stand in the way of very basic gun control legislation. If these senators are either ousted come November, or persuaded to change their vote, we'd have a real chance at progress.Tweet, email or call their offices to let them know you're done with big guns. It's time for change. Be informed, get involved, and of course, VOTE, GIRL!
CALL. EMAIL. SPEAK out, GIRL.
Repeatedly voted against expanded background checks.
Received $64,095 in gun-rights group funding
DC Phone: 202-224-3324
Contact Senator Ayotte: https://www.ayotte.senate.gov/?p=contact
RICHARD BURR, Republican, North Carolina
Endorsed by the NRA.
Received $96,550 in gun-rights group funding
DC Phone: 202-224-3154
Contact Senator Burr: https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email
JEFF FLAKE, Republican, Arizona
Voted against background checks.
Received $46,200 in gun-rights group funding
DC Phone: 202-224-4521
Contact Senator Flake: http://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff
RON JOHNSON, Republican, Wisconsin
The only senator to not vote on a bipartisan gun-control proposal in 2015.
Received $57,925 in gun-rights group funding
DC Phone: 202-224-5323
Contact Senator Johnson: https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator
ROB PORTMAN, Republican, Ohio
Voted against limited gun restriction this past December.
Received $55,150 in gun-rights group funding
DC Phone: 202-224-3353
Contact Senator Portman: https://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
Want more? Check out this very effective summary in the Boston Globe that inspired and informed this post: