The horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was a tragedy that has been a jarring reminder of the disturbing prevalence of gun violence in our country and culture. Our outrage has stirred us from our complacency and we will not wait for the next shooting to finally act. As the nation mourns, we must also look forward and dedicate ourselves to preventing a future massacre.

The JCPA has created a petition at expressing our community’s pain and our resolve to enact comprehensive reform, including meaningful legislation to limit access to assault weapons and ensure access to quality mental health care for all who need it.We are calling on you as Jewish community leaders to sign the petition and distribute it widely to your friends, family, congregation, and community. Below is a sample e-mail you can use. With your help, we want to show how solidly the American Jewish community supports action being taken now. Over the next few months, our work together can change the national conversation and make new gun safety laws a reality.Please share this petition and join our campaign to end gun violence.