October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Your civic action to-do list for 10-2-19

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In light of the Jewish holidays, 3-2-1 will be emailed on October 2nd, 7th, 16th and 23rd. Beginning October 28th we will resume our Monday schedule.

3. Did you know there were 35 mass shootings last month in the United States? You probably hadn't heard, because gun violence has become the new normal - even when four or more people are killed or injured.

In a nutshell: We need legislation to reduce the gun violence in this country, but Congress still has not passed universal background checks, ‘red-flag’ laws, or an assault weapons ban.

Take Action: Every week JWI will highlight, via social media, the number of people who have been killed by gun violence this year. It's 11,287 people as of 2:00 p.m. today. Share this image on your social media accounts (and tag JWI) to join our campaign!

2. More than 10 million women and men are physically abused by an intimate partner each year in the U.S. Domestic violence impacts every single community in this country, yet most of these victims go unseen and unheard.

In a nutshell: Throughout October - Domestic Violence Awareness Month - join our #FaithTakesAction campaign to share the many ways your faith supports survivors.

Take Action: Print this sign, fill it out, and send a picture of you holding the sign to Dorian at [email protected]. Your picture will be part of our #FaithTakesAction campaign that you can share on social media this month! 

1. Last week, the Trump administration further restricted immigration by cutting the number of refugees allowed to enter the U.S. by nearly half. These refugees are waiting their turn, desperately trying to flee war-torn countries like Syria, Afghanistan, and South Sudan.

In a nutshell: Lowering the refugee admission ceiling from 30,000 to 18,000, the lowest level in history, is inhumane and irresponsible. 

Take Action: Join a call hosted by HIAS on Oct. 7th to learn more about this policy, and contact your members of Congress to ask them to speak out in support of higher refugee admissions!