We are devastated and outraged by the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this past weekend, the 250th and 251st mass shootings of 2019. Once again, innocent lives have been taken from us. Once again, families are shattered by horrific acts of violence.
We at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ extend our deepest sympathies to the innocent victims who were senselessly gunned down in two American cities. We stand with the people of El Paso and Dayton and offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones impacted by these terrible tragedies.
Since the Parkland, Florida massacre in 2018 our CRC/Greater MetroWest Teen Task Force for Common Sense Gun Reform has been actively lobbying legislators in Washington D.C and Trenton to make our country safer. We are proud of our high school students for keeping this important public safety issue on New Jersey legislators’ radar and working to create a safer future.
They need our help.
While the State of New Jersey has some of the strongest gun safety laws in the country, there are thousands of illegal weapons that pour into New Jersey from other states along the 1-95 corridor, what’s called “the iron pipeline.” Sadly, New Jersey has the distinction of being a leading importer of illegal crime guns, falling victim to gaps in the national background check system and other states’ weak gun laws.
It is time for us to act in solidarity to address this national crisis.
Together, we can pressure our state and federal lawmakers to pass legislation we know will make New Jersey and our country safer. Please contact them today and demand the following common-sense gun control laws and mental health reforms to prevent more bloodshed.
HOW TO CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS
|DC office||NJ office|
|Senator Cory Booker||202-224-3224||973-639-8700|
|Senator Bob Menendez||202-224-4744||973-645-3030|
|Rep. Josh Gottheimer||202-225-4465||973-940-1117|
|Rep. Tom Malinowski||202-225-5361||908-547-3307|
|Rep. Albio Sires||202-225-7919||908-820-0692|
|Rep. Donald Payne Jr.||202-225-3436||973-645-3213|
|Rep. Mikie Sherrill||202-225-5034||973-526-5668|
|Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman||202-225-5801||609-883-0026|
When we stand together we can accomplish so much more. We are greater together!
|Scott Krieger||Dov Ben-Shimon|
|Federation President||Federation CEO/EVP|