Gabby Giffords: "Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious." + a New Rule


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Via the Amend 2012 Facebook page where they say this:

Cause: A campaign by the American people to remind those in charge who is REALLY in charge. It's time to overturn Citizens United!

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If you haven't read Gabby Giffords' New York times op-ed, please get over there, pronto:

I know what a complicated issue is; I know what it feels like to take a tough vote. This was neither. These senators made their decision based on political fear and on cold calculations about the money of special interests like the National Rifle Association [...]

Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe. We cannot allow the status quo — desperately protected by the gun lobby so that they can make more money by spreading fear and misinformation — to go on.

I am asking every reasonable American to help me tell the truth about the cowardice these senators demonstrated. I am asking for mothers to stop these lawmakers at the grocery store and tell them: You’ve lost my vote. I am asking activists to unsubscribe from these senators’ e-mail lists and to stop giving them money. I’m asking citizens to go to their offices and say: You’ve disappointed me, and there will be consequences. [...]

[T]hey looked over their shoulder at the powerful, shadowy gun lobby — and brought shame on themselves and our government itself by choosing to do nothing... [T]rust me, I know how politicians talk when they want to distract you — but their decision was based on a misplaced sense of self-interest.

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