In response to Senate Republicans vote to stop common-sense reforms to prevent gun violence, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent the following email:
Yesterday, a minority in the Senate blocked an amendment to expand background checks on gun sales.
As the President said, it was a shameful day for Washington.
Ninety percent of Americans support background checks -- including a majority of gun owners -- but 90 percent of Republicans in the Senate caved to the NRA's lobbying machine and blocked the vote.
The gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the proposed legislation, and yesterday they were able to defeat it.
But we are not backing down. Round one just ended. Round two starts now.
Help Democrats collect 200,000 signatures demanding action on background checks. Add your name now:
Volunteers will deliver your signatures to the Capitol, so lawmakers know that the American people haven't given up.
Thanks for your dedication,
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee