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I tried to donate to [X] organization but I didn’t receive an email receipt!
Not to worry if you didn’t receive a receipt. Most of these organizations will allow you to log in with the email account you used to view your donation. Once you’re there, take a screenshot and you’re welcome to send that to us as your proof of donation. If you’re still having trouble, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to assist you.
Why did you add the Community Justice Reform Coalition a week after launching?
The decision to add Community Justice Reform Coalition (CJRC) came through thoughtful conversations with friends and fellow fans who asked about alternative organization donations that would count toward the campaign. Especially those led by people of color and/or whose work was inclusive of reducing gun violence in communities of color, which are disproportionately negatively affected by both gun violence and gun control measures. While we had accepted donations to this point on an individual basis, we wanted to make it expressly clear that we support such efforts. Therefore we’re adding CJRC to the primary organization list.
With this addition, we want to acknowledge and recognize that school shootings exist within the context of the larger societal epidemic of gun violence, which affects young people in a variety of ways, and especially young people of color – specifically in Latinx and Black communities.
In their own words, “CJRC is a national advocacy coalition that promotes and invests in evidence-based policies and programs to prevent gun violence and uplift criminal justice reforms in urban communities of color. We believe we can fill the leadership gap within mainstream advocacy by centering communities of color, and change the face of gun violence prevention.” The team at Who Against Guns is proud to invite donors to give to CJRC, who are committed to programs and work that is directly within the communities most affected by gun violence.
We’ve been incredibly honored, grateful, and proud of the support and the funds that have been raised for March For Our Lives, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and Moms Demand Action. And we are pleased to be able to add this fourth organization to our suggested list.
I’m a podcaster/writer/artist/fan and I’d like to participate on one of the commentaries; how do I sign up?
We’re overwhelmed by how many people are willing to give their time to this project. We see you and appreciate your support. Unfortunately, our commentary roster is full and we have to produce and edit these episodes in a remarkably short amount of time.
There are a couple ways you can still be involved though:
- It will take our entire Doctor Who community to get the word out about #WhoAgainstGuns. Please promote the campaign on social media using the hashtag and graphics below (which we invite you to download).
- Email email@example.com if you’d like an .mp3 copy of the promo to add to your podcast’s feed.
Thank you for wanting to take part and help out. Every little bit makes a difference!
What else should I be doing to help end gun violence in the U.S.?
The organizing team is working to familiarize themselves on international efforts to end gun violence so this answer will be focused on activism in the United States.
- Bustle.com has an excellent resource post about what you can do from educating yourself on the facts to contacting your local representatives. Go directly to this article from The Washington Post for facts and figures about guns and mass shootings in the U.S.
- Of course, we also encourage you to participate in the upcoming march organized by March For Our Lives. “March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.” Visit their FAQ page or go to this event page to learn more about how to get involved in their March 24th event.
- Finally, VOTE. Your vote is your voice and it’s the easiest way you can let the government know where you stand on the issues that matter to you. Need to know when to vote? Visit Vote411.org. Need to know more about the issues? ProPublica.org has a useful website that will find your elected representatives with details on their voting record in office.