Love Note: Gun Violence and What We Can Do

Dear First U Community,

It seems almost trite at this point to say that our hearts are broken yet again, this time at the news of 21 murdered people (19 of whom were children) in Uvalde, TX.  Of course our hearts are broken and our minds blown, and yet it’s not entirely shocking.  In a word, it’s surreal that something can be unsurprising and remain utterly horrific.

Wringing our hands does no good.  Even becoming publicly profane (as some politicians now are) changes little.
If ever there was a time to ACT, it’s now.

  • President Biden’s bottom line message was…”It’s time to turn this pain into action.”
  • V.P. Kamala Harris said, “Enough is enough. Enough is enough.  As a nation, we have to have the courage to take action.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy’s message is worth 7 minutes of your time as he repeatedly asks the empassioned question, “What are we doing?” watch here  
Here are some things you can do:
Make a donation and sign a petition at                                 (providing education on gun safety reform)
Make a donation to the
Robb School Memorial Fund

Make checks payable to the “Robb School Memorial Fund”
and mail to 200 E. Nopal St. Uvalde, TX 28801

For Zelle Donations click here.

Take Local Action.

  1. Prayer Service Thursday May 26 at 12noon, Crescent Hill Presbyterian, 142 Crescent Ave.
  2. Support Moms Demand Action. Moms Demand Action Louisville Chapter.
  3. Louisville’s Wear Orange Gun Violence Awareness Day
    Saturday June 4, 12-2pm at Trinity Christian Day Care
    4106 Greenwood Ave.
  4. And perhaps most importantly…

    Kentucky General Assembly click here
    find your Legislator here 

    Members of Congress:
    House of Representatives: to find your representative by zip,
    or call 202-224-3121
    If you know who your representative is but you are unable to contact them using their contact form, the Clerk of the House maintains addresses and phone numbers of all House members and Committees, or you may call (202) 224-3121 for the U.S. House switchboard operator.

    Senate: to find your senator’s name and office phone number.
    If your Senator’s phone is busy or the message box full, you can call the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request or take a message.

    Mitch McConnell’s Louisville Office 502-582-6304
    601 West Broadway, Room 630
    Louisville, KY 40202