#TakeAction – February 25, 2020
Today our #TakeAction opportunities include asking the WA House Finance Committee to resurrect gun magazine capacity limits and Indivisible’s textbanking training webinar Wednesday.
🔶 Limit high capacity magazines
🔶 Learn how to use Indivisible’s textbanking tool
1. Support HB 2947 – Limit high capacity magazines
HB 2947 would limit high-capacity magazines, which limits the number of deaths and injuries that a mass shooter can cause by providing a critical opportunity to intervene once a mass shooting has begun. This bill sets a reasonable limit for the capacity of magazines that can be sold or possessed in Washington state – 10 rounds. Nine other states have similar laws. This bill replaces HB 2240 which was buried under 120 Republican amendments and did not pass the House before the cut-off for this session. This new bill includes a magazine buyback program, which makes the bill eligible to be considered throughout the session as a budget bill. If a bill is deemed necessary to consider to complete the budget, it’s exempt from deadlines.
The House Finance Committee will hold a public hearing for this bill today, February 25.
Call your WA Representative on the Finance Committee this morning: Drew Stokesbary (LD31); Tina Orwall (LD33); Larry Springer (LD45). If your Representative is not on the Finance Committee, call the chair Gael Tarleton ((360) 786-7860). Urge them to approve HB 2947 in the Finance Committee:
2. Support Indivisible National’s Textbanking Project
Date: The next training session will be tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. PST.
Action: We can use Indivisible’s textbanking tool to send messages to our own Indivisible WA 8th members as well as voters in other states.
The Senate has decided to wrap up its impeachment coverup by formally declining to hear any witnesses or read any documents. Indivisible National is targeting nine of Trump’s most loyal Senate supporters for ‘payback’:
• Martha McSally, AZ
• Cory Gardner, CO
• David Perdue, GA
• Joni Ernst, IA
• Mitch McConnell, KY
• Susan Collins, ME
• Thom Tillis, NC
• Lindsey Graham, SC
• John Cornyn, TX
• RSVP for one of Indivisible’s textbanking training webinars in the next few weeks.
o Wednesday, February 26 at 3:30pm Eastern/ 12:30pm Pacific: https://indivisible.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_twfiCoKeQSuY1atzzvLg3w
o Sunday, March 8 at 7:30pm Eastern/ 4:30pm Pacific: https://indivisible.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_ltqnK57RSfO1fngLR3E0Dw
• Volunteer to text voters
• Donate to the cause.