Please Write to Your Representative
December 14th, 2012

This is the letter I just wrote to my congressman and senators.  Please feel free to copy, paste, and use it to write to yours.  You can find your representative’s website and contact form here.  You can find your senators’ websites and contact forms here.

Dear Mr. _______,

I am not unique. And that is exactly why I am important.

I am one of millions of American parents who want stricter gun laws. I want for my children to go to movies, and shop for Christmas presents, and attend school without the risk of being mowed down by semi-automatic gunfire. I want to kiss them goodbye in the morning without fearing it will be for the last time. I want to raise them in a society that protects their rights more fiercely than the rights of those who might harm them.

There is no excuse for this kind of carnage. No amendment is worth this price. I am heartbroken, but I am also ashamed. And until our government can fix this hideous and inexcusable crisis, we should all carry our shame with our grief.

I beg of you to work with your fellow Congressmen and Congresswomen to take up the mantle of gun control, and not rest until it is resolved.

Very sincerely,
Gale P.

3 Responses to “Please Write to Your Representative”

  1. Lindsey Says:

    thank you for this. It seems the only concrete thing to be done. xo

  2. Kristen @ Motherese Says:

    Gale, thank you for answering my question of “What is to be done?” so clearly and eloquently. I have just contacted my U.S. Rep. and Senators, using your words, which so perfectly represent exactly what I’m feeling, but haven’t been able to put into coherent thoughts.

  3. rebecca @ altared spaces Says:

    Exceptional. Yes. It’s just the thing. Copying and pasting is easy when your words are so clear. Thank you.