In the 100-days since Newtown, more than 3,000 Americans have been killed by gun violence. On May 23, 2013, we will surpass the number of American casualties in the Iraqi war. By the time the 2014 Congressional Elections (November 4, 2014) roll around, the death toll will have risen to 17,700 of our family, friends and neighbors.
If it isn’t, why are you in Congress at all?
Do your job. Vote ‘Yes‘.
If not now, when?
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Aged 58 – Murdered on March 19, 2013 – Buried Sunday, March 24, 2013
MONUMENT, Colo. — Colorado’s top state prison official was shot and killed when he answered the front door of his house…, setting off a hunt for the shooter and raising questions about whether the attack had anything to do with his job…The killing stunned officials in both states.
“Tom Clements dedicated his life to being a public servant, to making our state a better place and he is going to be deeply, deeply missed,” said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who planned to go to Monument to meet with Clements’ family after signing gun-control bills….
Clements, was married with two daughters and described as dedicated, funny, caring and an expert on the latest and best methods in his field who chose the Colorado job over retirement.
Excerpts from article by P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press
Sources: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/tom-clements-dead-colorado_n_2914314.html and http://themunz.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/executive-director-tom-clements-colorado-department-of-corrections-colorado-end-of-watch-tuesday-march-19-2013/ and http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&childpagename=GovHickenlooper%2FCBONLayout&cid=1251640829467&pagename=CBONWrapper
Click on the album cover and listen as Billy Gilman sings his haunting ballad, ‘One Voice’, about school gun violence from his album of the same name.
PHOTO CREDITS and ATTRIBUTIONS: New York Times (front page) March 20th, 2013: http://www.nytimes.com/; Gun Death Statistics: http://www.politifact.com/new-jersey/statements/2012/dec/27/cory-booker/cory-booker-says-34-americans-are-killed-guns-ever/; Senator Dianne Feinstein: http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/assault-weapons; Tom Clements: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/colo-department-corrections-chief-shot-killed-article-1.1293650; Child Returns to Newtown: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-19/a-child-gazes-from-a-school-bus-in-newtown/4435178; One Voice. By Billy Gilman © 2000 Epic
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