Our messaging on gun reform must change. And many people are starting to realize this. Picture finding a rock on the ocean shores. It’s a bit faded and has been there unchanged for what seems like eternity. So you take the rock home. You color it, polish it, and work patiently to amplify its hidden beauty.
And then you reach the end of the process. And you see before you a shining and exquisite gemstone — fresh and gleaming and magnificent. This is the method we need to take on gun reform. Our messaging is old and faded and has not worked. It must change. It must be modernized.
We cannot let this be a one-week story. We must make this narrative heard.
We do this through protests, boycotts, phone calls, emails, and education and STRENGTH. An excellent example of people who did something different is what happened with the Miami Heat.
The basketball team, on Wednesday night, spoke out about gun reform to their fans, And they urged the people to contact their state senators: “The heat urges you to contact your state senators by calling 202-224-3121 to leave a message demanding their support for common-sense gun laws.”
There was also a moment of silence held. Good job, Miami heat! See, these are the kinds of things we must do. This week, I’ve heard so many great suggestions. We need to share all of them. Some will work better than others, but they all need to be heard.
One person suggested boycotts. For instance, sports teams — movies — boycott states where Governors refuse to act. Walks and marches have also been mentioned. And indeed, “March for our Lives” — which had one of the biggest marches in history has announced they will have yet another — on June 11. Save the date, people.
Tell people about what will hopefully be another historic march. June 11. We need teamwork, creativity, and a fire in all our bellies. Miami Heat had that the other night. Picture the inroads we could make if we ALL have that fire — all of us, all the time.