Save the Children in Your Neighborhood with Five Minutes a Day.
Dear school board member,
(Dear state legislator,)
I was lied to. We were promised that students would be safer once we made it illegal for honest adults to carry guns on, or near, a school campus. Well that promise sure didn’t work. The US Department of Justice reports that almost all the active shooter incidents took place in “gun-free” zones. A quarter of those incidents took place in our schools. That is unacceptable.
Now we know better. We learned that police usually arrive too late. The police are involved in stopping mass murderers at schools only 30 percent of the time.
Other states took real steps to solve this problem. What is your safety plan to protect our children at school?
I hope you will address this issue when the board meets.
(I hope you will address this issues when the legislature reconvenes next year.)
Awaiting your reply,
It is a nice letter, but it is meaningless without you. You can make it powerful. It takes one letter and a week, but you can change lives. Here is what you do with five minutes a day.
- On day one, look up the contact information of your local school board and state representatives.
- On day two, fill in the letters and e-mail a copy to your school board and your state representatives. You’re not done yet. In fact, you are only getting started.
- On day three, print a few copies and sign them.
- On day four, fax them a copy of your letter. You can fax from you computer if you don’t have a scanner at home or at work.
- On day five, go get envelopes and stamps. Mail each of them a copy of your letter.
- On day six, call them. Politely ask what they plan to do to keep our children safe from armed murderers. That is a hard question to answer over the phone. Offer to meet with them.
- On day seven, send a copy to your local newspaper.
I offer you the words, but your actions make it politically powerful.
Go save lives.