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Not One More Campaign Visits Greenwich

Participants want Congress to hear their message

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Greenwich, CT | Added on July 11, 2014 At 10:43 PM

Richard Martinez lost his son in the Isla Vista shootings in late May in Santa Barbara, California. After his loss, he asks one thing from America- send a postcard to every politician with the words "not one more" on it 

"he was angry that politicians have not done something to help keep us safer," said Johathan Perole, a volunteer with the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence. 

The Not One More campaign came to greenwich with the help of the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence, the enough campaign, and the Brady Chapter of Southwestern Connecticut . They want to get 1,000 signed postcards to send to members of Congress. 

"We created the card which says 'Not One More'. It has a little message to some of the United States Senators that voted no on universal background checks last year," Perole said. 

Members of the Greenwich community came to sign the postcards in the hopes that they can help change Congress' mind. 

"I just feel that something needs to be done about this. It's got totally out of hand. I can't listen to the news anymore and see one more child getting hurt," said Greenwich resident Joy Vanleeuwen. 

Connecticut currently has  mandatory background checks for purchasing guns, but the Not One More campaign wants to make that a National law. 

"One of the things we are trying to do at the Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence is give the 90 percent of people who are in favor of universal background checks a chance to make their voice heard. We make it as simple as possible, but also impacting by having them sign their name and writing a short note. We will take care of sending it to the senators. It is your opportunity to speak up and make your voice heard," said Perole. 

"I hope that somebody listens to us," said Vanleeuwen. 

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