WE ARE NOT SAFE.


Recent actions of the NRA demonstrate not only a disregard for the lives of black and brown people in America, but appear to be a direct endorsement of violence against people exercising the constitutional right to protest. In addition to the inaction of the NRA on behalf of Philando Castile, the organization recently released this incendiary video ad that unashamedly peddles an “us versus them” narrative and calls for our grassroots, nonviolent resistance movement to be met with violence.

In response, Women’s March wrote an open letter to NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre.

Please join the Women’s March in calling on the NRA to take the following actions:

  1. Immediately remove the recent irresponsible and dangerous propaganda videos narrated by conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch.
  2. Issue an apology to the American people for the video you sponsored, which bears your name and logo, as it suggests armed violence against communities of color, progressives and anyone who does not agree with this Administration’s policies.
  3. Make a statement to defend Philando Castile’s Second Amendment right to own a firearm and demand the Department of Justice indict the police officer who killed him for exercising his Second Amendment right and his privilege as a licensed concealed carry permit holder. This call is clearly in line with the mission and purpose of the NRA as an organization that purports to be the lobby and defender of the right to bear arms.

We will gather Friday at 9am in front of the NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia. The rally begins promptly at 10am. The 17-mile march from the NRA to the Department of Justice will begin promptly at 12pm. People will stay overnight in the D.C. area. We will gather at the Department of Justice on Saturday at 10am. More details to be announced.

We know that we are not safe. But we will not be intimidated into silence.


CO-SIGNED BY

Community Justice Reform Coalition (CJRC)

MomsRising

Georgia Alliance for Social Justice

One Pulse for America

Safe Tennessee Project

Gays Against Guns

Gun Lobby Watch

GunsDown

Rabbis Against Gun Violence

Jessi’s Message

Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN)

States United to Prevent Gun Violence

Women Against Gun Violence

The Gathering for Justice

Justice League NYC

Justice League CA

Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee

Colorado Ceasefire

Safe Campus Colorado

Pride Fund to End Gun Violence

Newtown Action Alliance

Village Work LLC

North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Education Fund

Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence

Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Virginia Gun Violence Prevention Coalition

Georgians for Gun Safety

Georgia Rural Urban Summit

 Alliance for Quality Education

Citizen Action of New York

Million Hoodies

Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence

Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence

ART NOT WAR

Humanity for Progress

Americans for Democratic Action (ADC)

Hip Hop Caucus

Cultures of Dignity

CTZNWELL

New York Urban League

Sheep Creek Farm

Black Ladies International, Inc.

Feminist Majority Foundation

The Oracle Institute

Arte Sana

ALAS: Alianza Latina en contra la Agresión Sexual

Hollaback!

Elephant Circle

V-Day

One Billion Rising

Americas for Conservation + The Arts

Advocates for Youth