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June 2022: Urge Lawmakers to Commit to Youth Justice in FY23!

In light of a string of mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde, and across the country, lawmakers have come together to seriously consider gun control and gun safety as a legislative issue. One of the reforms being considered will decrease protections for juvenile records, and limit instances of record sealing for youth. While gun reforms are long overdue in our country, we cannot move forward by moving back on the promises we've made to young people. Please take a moment to send emails to your legislators and let them know that youth protections matter to you. After taking action, you'll be drawn into a call alert where you can call your legislator's office and follow a simple script.Personalized messages are especially effective - please consider editing the draft message below with your own personal story or talking points!

Please spread the word by sending your networks to the Action Center powered by SparkAction.org.

There, you’ll find:

  • An easy-to-use zip code  action alert to support funding for the JJDPA and information on what's in the law
  • Resources and information from fellow coalition members and allies

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