Fri, 06/13/2014 - 14:19
Dear [[First_Name]], We had an amazing event on Monday evening in Minneapolis. So many of you were able to join us as we celebrated our shared achievements in the past year, highlighted the youth engaged in our movement and looked to the future with hope. Our signature fundraising event, "Happin
Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:49
Dear [[First_Name]], Tonight's the night. I hope you'll be able to join us for Protect Minnesota's signature event, "Happiness: Imagining Childhood Free of Gun Violence" at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Tickets for the show and the VIP reception that precedes it are still available. *C
Wed, 06/04/2014 - 13:10
Dear [[First_Name]], We're less than a week away from our fundraising show at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis. Final preparations are underway for "Happiness: Imagining Childhood Without Gun Violence," which will be held on Monday night, June 9. This special event will showcase amazing Tw
Fri, 05/30/2014 - 13:05
Dear [[First_Name]], Late yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan measure aimed at improving our nation's existing background check system. The amendment, sponsored by Representative Mike Thompson of California passed on a vote of 260-145. Members of Minnesota's Cong
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:24
Dear [[First_Name]], On Friday night we were offered yet another reminder of why we do the work that we do. The tragedy in California, a shooting spree that law enforcement are calling "horrific" and "the work of a mad man," joins an ever-growing list of senseless acts that could and should have
Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:59
Dear [[First_Name]]," " This year, let's remember that Mother's Day originally was a statement against violence and war by a group of mothers. In that spirit, I invite you to support a brand-new production about the world we want to create for our children. *Click here to reserve a ticket
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 16:47
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* CONTACT: Joan Peterson, Board Chair, Protect Minnesota, (218) 428-6570 or Heather Martens, Executive Director, Protect Minnesota, (612) 205-7142 Minnesota Senate Passes SF 2639 With Broad Bipartisan Support Saint Paul-(May 5, 2014) Earlier today, the Minnesota
Wed, 04/30/2014 - 14:16
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* **CONTACT: Joan Peterson, Board Chair, Protect Minnesota, (218) 428-6570 or Heather Martens, Executive Director, Protect Minnesota, (612) 205-7142 *Saint Paul-(April 30, 2014)* Earlier today, the Minnesota House passed HF 3238, a bill that will keep guns out of the
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Smart guns similar to James Bond's pistol are marching closer to reality as manufacturers expect to continue testing prototypes throughout 2014 and a few politicians push for new technology to make firearms safer. Manufacturers design "smart" guns, also referred to as "personalized" or "owner-authorized" firearms, to prevent intentional and unintentional shootings by children and other unauthorized users. The idea of incorporating technology into guns took hold during... [MSNBC News (USA), via GunPolicy.org]
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 09:00
Ever since George Zimmerman gunned down Trayvon Martin in his Sanford, Fla., gated community, it's become an article of faith that the rash of lethal shootings in public places — from the Florida moviegoer who was killed after a texting and popcorn-throwing incident to Jordan Davis, shot in his car at a Jacksonville, Fla., gas station to last week's lethal shooting in an Arizona Walmart — is attributable to the "stand your ground" laws enacted over the past decade... [Slate (USA), via GunPolicy.org]