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The DNC asked supporters to demand an up-or-down vote on common-sense gun violence legislation

The DNC sent the emails below to constituents of Senators McConnell and Coats, as well as Senators McCain, Collins, Heller, and Isakson, asking them to call their senator and demand an up-or-down vote on common-sense legislation to reduce gun violence.

Friend --

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is denying the families of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and so many other communities across the country that have been ripped apart by gun violence a simple vote on legislation that would reduce these types of crimes.

When President Obama said in his State of the Union address that the victims and survivors of gun violence deserve a vote, nearly every member of Congress stood up and applauded.

But now, 14 Republican senators, including Sen. McConnell, are using political stunts to prevent a vote on any reforms to reduce gun violence -- including background checks supported by 90 percent of Americans.

Think about that. They're not just saying they'll vote "no" on ideas that almost all Americans support. They're saying they'll do everything they can to prevent any votes on these provisions. They're saying the opinions of NRA lobbyists matter more than what the overwhelming majority of Americans believe. And that's not right.

This political posturing should not -- and cannot -- be tolerated. But the only way that this legislation will move forward is if Sen. McConnell, the leader of the Republican caucus, hears the demands of Americans calling to end the filibuster and allow a vote on these critical reforms.

It's up to you. Call Sen. McConnell at (202) 224-2541, and speak up for the families of Newtown. Here's a sample script:

Hi, my name is YOUR NAME. I am ashamed that a member of the Senate leadership is filibustering a vote on legislation that would reduce gun violence. I call on Senator McConnell to end the filibuster and allow a vote on this important legislation.

After your call, click here to let us know how it went.

As President Obama said, "Now is the time for everybody to make their voices heard."

Thanks,

Steve

Steve Walker
Deputy National Political Director
Democratic National Committee

To constituents of Senator Coats:

Friend --

Your senator, Dan Coats, is denying the families of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and so many other communities across the country that have been ripped apart by gun violence a simple vote on legislation that would reduce these types of crimes.

When President Obama said in his State of the Union address that the victims and survivors of gun violence deserve a vote, nearly every member of Congress stood up and applauded.

But now, 14 Republican senators, including Sen. Coats, are using political stunts to prevent a vote on any reforms to reduce gun violence -- including background checks supported by 90 percent of Americans.

Think about that. They're not just saying they'll vote "no" on ideas that almost all Americans support. They're saying they'll do everything they can to prevent any votes on these provisions. They're saying the opinions of NRA lobbyists matter more than what the overwhelming majority of Americans believe. And that's not right.

This political posturing should not -- and cannot -- be tolerated. But the only way that this legislation will move forward is if Sen. Coats hears the demands of Hoosiers calling to end the filibuster and allow an up-or-down vote on these critical reforms.

It's up to you. Call Sen. Coats at (202) 224-5623, and speak up for the families of Newtown. Here's a sample script:

Hi, my name is YOUR NAME and I'm from YOUR CITY. I stand with the overwhelming majority of Americans demanding commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence. I'm asking Sen. Coats to end his filibuster and allow a simple up-or-down vote on this important legislation.

After your call, click here to let us know how it went.

As President Obama said, "Now is the time for everybody to make their voices heard."

Thanks,

Steve

Steve Walker
Deputy National Political Director
Democratic National Committee

To constituents of Senator McCain:

Friend --

When President Obama said in his State of the Union address that the victims and survivors of gun violence deserve a vote, nearly every member of Congress stood up and applauded.

But now, 14 Republican senators are using political stunts to prevent a vote on any reforms to reduce gun violence -- including background checks supported by 90 percent of Americans.

Think about that. They're not just saying they'll vote "no" on ideas that almost all Americans support. They're saying they'll do everything they can to prevent any votes on these provisions. They're saying the opinions of NRA lobbyists matter more than what the overwhelming majority of Americans believe. And that's not right.

Your senator, John McCain, can be a critical voice to ensure that the families of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and so many other communities across the country that have been ripped apart by gun violence get what they deserve: a simple up-or-down vote on legislation that would reduce these crimes.

It's up to you. Call Sen. McCain at (202) 224-2235, and speak up for the families of Newtown. Here's a sample script:

Hi, my name is YOUR NAME and I'm from YOUR CITY. I stand with the overwhelming majority of Americans demanding commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence. I'm asking Senator McCain to call on his colleagues to demand an end to their filibuster and allow a simple up-or-down vote on this important legislation.
This political posturing should not -- and cannot -- be tolerated. But the only way that this legislation will move forward is if politicians in Washington hear the demands of their constituents and allow a vote on these reforms.

After your call, click here to let us know how it went.

As President Obama said, "Now is the time for everybody to make their voices heard."

Thanks,

Steve

Steve Walker
Deputy National Political Director
Democratic National Committee

To constituents of Senator Collins:

Friend --

When President Obama said in his State of the Union address that the victims and survivors of gun violence deserve a vote, nearly every member of Congress stood up and applauded.

But now, 14 Republican senators are using political stunts to prevent a vote on any reforms to reduce gun violence -- including background checks supported by 90 percent of Americans.

Think about that. They're not just saying they'll vote "no" on ideas that almost all Americans support. They're saying they'll do everything they can to prevent any votes on these provisions. They're saying the opinions of NRA lobbyists matter more than what the overwhelming majority of Americans believe. And that's not right.

Your senator, Susan Collins, can be a critical voice to ensure that the families of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and so many other communities across the country that have been ripped apart by gun violence get what they deserve: a simple up-or-down vote on legislation that would reduce these crimes.

It's up to you. Call Sen. Collins at (202) 224-2523, and speak up for the families of Newtown. Here's a sample script:

Hi, my name is YOUR NAME and I'm from YOUR CITY. I stand with the overwhelming majority of Americans demanding commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence. I'm asking Senator Collins to call on his colleagues to demand an end to their filibuster and allow a simple up-or-down vote on this important legislation.
This political posturing should not -- and cannot -- be tolerated. But the only way that this legislation will move forward is if politicians in Washington hear the demands of their constituents and allow a vote on these reforms.

After your call, click here to let us know how it went.

As President Obama said, "Now is the time for everybody to make their voices heard."

Thanks,

Steve

Steve Walker
Deputy National Political Director
Democratic National Committee

To constituents of Senator Heller:

Friend --

When President Obama said in his State of the Union address that the victims and survivors of gun violence deserve a vote, nearly every member of Congress stood up and applauded.

But now, 14 Republican senators are using political stunts to prevent a vote on any reforms to reduce gun violence -- including background checks supported by 90 percent of Americans.

Think about that. They're not just saying they'll vote "no" on ideas that almost all Americans support. They're saying they'll do everything they can to prevent any votes on these provisions. They're saying the opinions of NRA lobbyists matter more than what the overwhelming majority of Americans believe. And that's not right.

Your senator, Dean Heller, can be a critical voice to ensure that the families of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and so many other communities across the country that have been ripped apart by gun violence get what they deserve: a simple up-or-down vote on legislation that would reduce these crimes.

It's up to you. Call Sen. Heller at (202) 224-6244, and speak up for the families of Newtown. Here's a sample script:

Hi, my name is YOUR NAME and I'm from YOUR CITY. I stand with the overwhelming majority of Americans demanding commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence. I'm asking Senator Heller to call on his colleagues to demand an end to their filibuster and allow a simple up-or-down vote on this important legislation.
This political posturing should not -- and cannot -- be tolerated. But the only way that this legislation will move forward is if politicians in Washington hear the demands of their constituents and allow a vote on these reforms.

After your call, click here to let us know how it went.

As President Obama said, "Now is the time for everybody to make their voices heard."

Thanks,

Steve

Steve Walker
Deputy National Political Director
Democratic National Committee

To constituents of Senator Isakson:

Friend --

When President Obama said in his State of the Union address that the victims and survivors of gun violence deserve a vote, nearly every member of Congress stood up and applauded.

But now, 14 Republican senators are using political stunts to prevent a vote on any reforms to reduce gun violence -- including background checks supported by 90 percent of Americans.

Think about that. They're not just saying they'll vote "no" on ideas that almost all Americans support. They're saying they'll do everything they can to prevent any votes on these provisions. They're saying the opinions of NRA lobbyists matter more than what the overwhelming majority of Americans believe. And that's not right.

Your senator, Johnny Isakson, can be a critical voice to ensure that the families of Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and so many other communities across the country that have been ripped apart by gun violence get what they deserve: a simple up-or-down vote on legislation that would reduce these crimes.

It's up to you. Call Sen. Isakson at (202) 224-3643, and speak up for the families of Newtown. Here's a sample script:

Hi, my name is YOUR NAME and I'm from YOUR CITY. I stand with the overwhelming majority of Americans demanding commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence. I'm asking Senator Isakson to call on his colleagues to demand an end to their filibuster and allow a simple up-or-down vote on this important legislation.
This political posturing should not -- and cannot -- be tolerated. But the only way that this legislation will move forward is if politicians in Washington hear the demands of their constituents and allow a vote on these reforms.

After your call, click here to let us know how it went.

As President Obama said, "Now is the time for everybody to make their voices heard."

Thanks,

Steve

Steve Walker
Deputy National Political Director
Democratic National Committee