Links for Action on Gun Violence
Websites for Action on Gun Regulation
Unless noted, all of the organizations listed below have high scores on Charity Navigator. Italicized quotations are excerpts from their missions as posted on Charity Navigator or their websites. For the sake of brevity, this list is not exhaustive.
Nonprofits That Address Gun Violence
Brady There is no one solution to end this epidemic of gun violence and no one side has the answer. So our comprehensive approach fights every problem with more than 45 years of research and real-world experience.
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence identifies and implements evidence-based policy solutions and programs to reduce gun violence in all its forms. We make communities safer by translating research into policy, and achieve this by engaging in: Policy Development, Advocacy, Community and Stakeholder Engagement, and Technical Assistance.
Every Town for Gun Safety Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund seeks to improve our understanding of the causes of gun violence and the means to reduce it - by conducting groundbreaking original research, developing evidence-based policies, and communicating this knowledge in the courts and the court of public opinion.
Gifford's Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence Educate the public about the state of gun violence and propose solutions that increase the safety of communities by encouraging personal responsibility and common sense policies.
Violence Policy Center The Violence Policy Center (VPC) is a national educational foundation that conducts research on violence in America and works to develop violence-reduction policies and proposals.
Wear Orange (not found on Charity Navigator) On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s childhood friends decided to commemorate her life by wearing orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others. Wear orange on June 3 and visit this website for events and merchandise.
As You Sow As You Sow is a non-profit foundation chartered to promote corporate social responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and legal strategies. They maintain, Invest Your Values, a website that will help you identify what's hidden in your investments.
Voter Turnout and Fair Elections
Brennan Center for Justice We work to ensure that all Americans have an equal voice in our elections and that our government advances the public interest and upholds the rule of law. We lead national efforts to ensure that citizens — not special interests or partisan operatives — are at the center of our politics.
The League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. We empower voters and defend democracy through advocacy, education, and litigation, at the local, state, and national levels.
Rock the Vote We are drawing on our decades of experience to deploy the most effective and impactful messages, tactics, and technology to uplift and empower the largest, most diverse generation in U.S. history. We do this while also pioneering innovative ways to make democratic participation more accessible and defending young people’s right to vote.
Vote.org Vote.org is the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan voting registration and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) technology platform in America, with the goal of reaching historically underserved voters of color and underrepresented young voters.
Reach out to your favorite news outlets and The Society of Professional Journalists asking them to say the names of mass shooters only once.