Letter Writing Campaign


GUIDELINES:
Please find below guidelines to participate in the CHCAA’s Social Action 2017 – 2018 Letter Writing Initiative.  This is the first of our lobbying campaigns that we will conduct this year. The targeted issue is Gun Control Legislation.  In the interest of technological efficiency and cost effectiveness, we have decided to utilize the email communication medium to send our correspondences to the chosen legislators.  To begin follow instructions under each name.

Senator Richard Burr:

  1. Click the following link:  https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/email
  2. Go to “Select an Option” and Click on: Send an email to comment on legislation
  3. Fill in the form.  When you get to the “Comments” box, you can cut and paste, and edit, the content in the letter content provided below).
  4. Click the last small box on the page that states, “I would like a response from the Senator.”
  5. Click “Send” at the bottom right of the page.
  6. Forward your response to one of the Social Action Chairs: Henderson or Phillips.

(You may experience difficulty completing the form and submitting with Internet Explorer, but Google Chrome works perfectly.)

Senator Thom Tillis: 

  1. Click the following link: https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me
  2. Click on: Send an email to comment on legislation
  3. Fill in the form.  When you get to Topics:  Select Homeland Security. When you get Subject:  type in Gun Control Legislation
  4. At the “Comments” box, you can cut and paste, and edit, the letter content provided below.
  5. Read the last two items and Select the appropriate box.  One of them invites future emails.
  6. Click “Send” at the bottom of the page.
  7. Forward your response to one of the Social Action Chairs: Henderson or Phillips. (This one indicates that if you fill in your mailing address, you will receive a response.)

(You may experience difficulty completing the form and submitting with Internet Explorer, but Google Chrome works perfectly.)

Letter Content Below: (Cut and paste, in the “Comment” section of the email formEdit, if desired.)
 
I am disturbed by the gun violence that occurs on what seems like a daily basis in the United States and I believe that something can and should be done about it.  We need common sense gun laws in this country. I strongly urge you to introduce and/or support at a minimum, legislation which:
 

  • prevents the seriously mentally ill from purchasing guns,
  • bans gun purchases by people on the no-fly or watch list,
  • requires background checks for private sales and gun show sales, and
  • bans assault-type weapons.

 
Please act in order to prevent more bloodshed in our churches, schools, movie theaters, outdoor concert parks, and other public areas in our country.