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How to Help Victims of the Texas Church Shooting

How to Help Victims of the Texas Church Shooting

The story has become so familiar.

Even still, this was the worst mass shooting in modern Texas history.

On Sunday, a man walked into First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and shot 46 people, killing 20.

The tragic murders share a common denominator with so much other gun violence:  a perpetrator's history of domestic violence.

How to help the victims of the shooting

Learn more about the victims, including at least a dozen children.

Donate to First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs.

Donate to the GoFundMe campaign for the Holcombe family, which lost 8 of its members.

How to help end domestic violence

Connect with and support Texas-based groups working to end domestic violence including the Texas Council on Family ViolenceTexas Advocacy Project, and Texas Legal Services Center's AVOICE program.

Support national domestic violence prevention groups including the National Network to End Domestic ViolenceNational Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, Battered Women's Justice Project, National Center on Domestic and Sexual ViolenceNational Resource Center on Domestic Violence, and Futures Without Violence.

How to help stop gun violence

Donald Trump blamed this shooting on mental illness rather than the widespread availability of guns.  Back in February, he repealed the Obama era rule that sought to limit gun access for people with mental illness.

Support Texas Sen. John Cornyn's soon-to-be-introduced bill that would strengthen background checks for gun purchases.  While the proposed law hasn't yet been assigned a bill number, you can contact your own Senator at 202.224.3121 to express your preliminary support.

Connect with and support gun control groups as they fight enormous odds against a well-funded National Rifle Association including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in AmericaCoalition to Stop Gun ViolenceBrady Campaign to Prevent Gun ViolenceEverytown for Gun SafetyStop Handgun ViolenceViolence Policy Center, and Americans for Responsible Solutions.

How to Help Prevent Tax Cuts for the Rich

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How to Help Make Sure Robert Mueller Doesn't Get Fired

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