If you feel like I do about assault weapons and the NRA lobbyists who bribe our politicians, please support the event below in person or use the suggested tools to apply pressure to the guilty parties. I will be releasing an offset print of this NRA themed version of the "God Saves and Satan Invests" poster to help fund worthy initiatives. Thanks for caring. - Shepard Fairey
See info below about an event this coming Tuesday being put together by us and some of our friends and partners in the gun violence prevention movement. Here are the details.
We'd love for you to participate in the event targeting NRA lobbyists and to encourage as many people as possible in the DC area to attend (details below!). But, what we really need is to generate calls and social media posts to clients of the lobbyists in the day afterwards, to urge the clients to drop the lobbyists who work with the NRA. That is going to be our key online action.
Although we have a page that lists the firms and specific lobbyists (http://bitly.com/OGhiredguns
), we are picking out key clients that will be impactful. We will write suggested language for you to share with others- — and we'll share that language with contact information on the clients by the end of this week. If you would be willing to spread the word through email and in social media, that would be amazing!
Target NRA Lobbyists Tuesday, April 16, on Anniversary of Virginia Tech Shooting
On the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech next Tuesday, a coalition of organizations, advocates and activists will expose lobbyists working for the National Rifle Association and deliver symbolic caskets to their offices.
Groups including Occupy the NRA, CREDO Mobile and The Other 98% will stage the April 16 protest and hold a news conference outlining the web of influence controlled by the NRA. We will discuss exactly how the lobbyists work and who else they have on their client list. (See also the Hired Guns page at Occupy the NRA's web site http://bitly.com/OGhiredguns
We will also unveil a new print by Shepard Fairey targeting the NRA.
"These guns-for-hire put the NRA's agenda ahead of the lives of our children, and are just as responsible for the epidemic of gun violence in this country," said Aaron Black of Occupy the NRA, one of the event organizers.
The caskets delivered to the lobbyists' K Street offices will bear the names of multiple locations where mass shootings have taken place.
Who: Occupy the NRA, CREDO Mobile, The Other 98% and others
What: A news conference and protest starting at McPherson Square and proceeding along K Street
When: Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 12:00 NOON
Why: Because the NRA’s lobbyists can no longer hide in the shadows while Americans are killed by their handiwork. Their other clients have the right to know how little they value public safety.