Upcoming Events

Apr
27
Fri
7:00 pm Disturbing The Peace – Fourth Fr...
Disturbing The Peace – Fourth Fr...
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Disturbing The Peace - Fourth Friday Film @ Madelyn Helling Library
The Peace Center’s Fourth Friday Film, “Disturbing the Peace” follows a group of former enemy combatants – both Israeli soldiers from the most elite units, and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison[...]
May
2
Wed
4:30 pm Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Women and Men in Black Vigil for Palestine Justice @ Broad Street overpass
Join the women and men in black in vigil for Palestine justice for just one hour between 4:30 and 5:30.   On the first Wednesday of each month we vigil at the Broad Street overpass[...]
May
4
Fri
6:00 pm Peaceful Communication Workshop ...
Peaceful Communication Workshop ...
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Basic Community Workshop: May 4 – 6 Friday evening: 6 – 9 PM Saturday and Sunday:  9 AM – 4:30 PM  (Stay for the whole workshop.) Register:  Joyce Banzhaf at  joycebanzhaf@yahoo.com Donation:  $25  – $200[...]
May
16
Wed
11:00 am Peace and Justice Center monthly...
Peace and Justice Center monthly...
May 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Peace and Justice Center monthly Board meeting @ Call for Location (530) 265-6207
The Peace and Justice Center board. Call for location, (530)265-6207. Welcoming new potential Board members
4:30 pm Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
Women and Men in Black Vigil for...
May 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Women and Men in Black Vigil for Palestine Justice @ Brunswick Shopping
Join the women and men in black in vigil for Palestine justice for just one hour, 4:30 to 5:30.   On the third Wednesday of each month we vigil at the corner of Brunswick Road[...]
May
25
Fri
6:00 pm Community Building / Peaceful Co...
Community Building / Peaceful Co...
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Advanced Workshop: May 25 – 27 Friday evening: 6 – 9 PM Saturday and Sunday:  9 AM – 4:30 PM  (Stay for the whole workshop.) Register:  Joyce Banzhaf at  joycebanzhaf@yahoo.com Donation:  $25  – $200  (none[...]

Login

High School Essay Contest - Americans Against Gun Violence

“The time has now come that we must adopt stringent gun control legislation comparable to the legislation in force in virtually every civilized country in the world.”

Senator Thomas Dodd, June 11, 1968

Americans Against Gun Violence

Announces an essay contest open to all U.S.High School Students

$15,000 in Total Awards

To enter, students must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer describing their thoughts about the above quotation from the late Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut.

Deadline for essay submission is May 6, 2018

For full details, go to aagunv.org, email essaycontest@aagunv.org,
or call (916) 668-4160 / (888) 286-8122

What do the youth think?

  

“In the same way that there are limitations on the first amendment  where you can’t cry fire in a crowded theater, you shouldn’t be able to get an AR15 or any weapon that can kill a number of people if you are a mentally unstable individual, if you are a person with a criminal background or somebody with a history of domestic violence.  I don’t get what’s so hard for these legislators to understand.  It’s a sensible gun control that both sides can support, but they suddenly can’t because they are bought by the NRA.”

David Hogg
senior at Marjory Stonemason Douglas High School,
MSNBC Feb 26, 2018

 

“Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have ever been done to prevent this…

WE CALL BS

They say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence…

WE CALL BS

They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun…

WE CALL BS

They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars…

WE CALL BS

They say that no laws could have been able to prevent the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred…

WE CALL BS

That us kids don’t know what we are talking about, that we are too young to understand how the government works…

WE CALL BS

If you agree  register to vote,  contact your local congress people – give them a piece of your mind.”

Emma Gonzales
student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
CNN Feb 17, 2018
 

Contact Your Representative

 

GET INVOLVED!    Click Here if you are a kid or would like information on contacting Congress.   Click Here  to send an email to your representative.

US Capital, Washington, D.C.

  • Make sure that you are registered to vote.  Many offices discard communication from non-voters.
  • Find the information you need and check the representative’s web site.
  • Be courteous and respectful.  Start a letter or email with Dear Senator/Representative.
  • Be very clear about the action you need and what the personal or local impact will be.
  • GET INVOLVED! click here for your representative’s phone,  email or letter contact info.
  • Ask for a reply if appropriate
  • Follow up by checking the voting record or the bill.
  • Express your appreciation for good work.