DEAR EDITOR:

I am a lead with our local Cherokee Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. This weekend, I traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with 2,000 of my fellow Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteer leads to learn more about what we can do to prevent gun violence and keep our communities safe. We were all together when we were informed of yet another mass shooting, this time in El Paso, Texas. We now have yet another community that will be mourning their families, friends, and neighbors. This is unacceptable and it is far past time for all of us to act to put an end to the crisis of gun violence in America. We need our senators in D.C. to vote to require background checks on all gun sales. The House of Representatives has already passed a background checks bill, but the Senate has yet to act on this crucial piece of legislation. Please join with Moms Demand Action and tell David Purdue and Johnny Isakson to demand action on common sense gun legislation, such as this bill. To connect with your senator, text CHECKS to 644-33.

Allison Calhoun

Canton

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