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Vote Blood Money Out /
Vote Gun Safety In

#VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn is a social media campaign designed to raise voter awareness and education about where the candidates they are considering voting for stand on gun safety issues.

In addition to providing a centralized resource of the 450+ candidates that are endorsed by one or more of the national gun safety organizations, this website provides extensive sharing tools that allow everyone to make an impact far beyond their single vote.

Extensive Sharing Tools

By sharing the Candidates, Memes, and Videos on this website, everyone can help their family, friends, and neighbors align their votes with what’s important to them.

March for Our Lives in Parkland, Florida. Photo taken by the creator of #VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn

Impact Opportunities for Everyone

The dynamic sharing tools also provide a great way for the engaged young people who are too young to vote, but not too young to die, to share this vital information with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and anyone else they can persuade to care enough about their safety to take positive, productive action now – before they’re looking down the barrel of a gun.

March for Our Lives in Parkland, Florida. Photo taken by the creator of #VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn

Holding Representatives Accountable

Too many representatives are perpetuating the cycle of obstructing gun safety laws, which increases the profits of gun manufacturers, in turn expanding the gun lobby, which deepens its support of those legislators, further entrenching those legislators in this vicious and vile blood money cycle.

It’s time for us to take massive, coordinated, collective actions, to hold our elected officials accountable to accurately represent us – the people they were elected to represent.

March for Our Lives in Parkland, Florida. Photo taken by the creator of #VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn

Vote Blood Money Out

In spite of overwhelming national support for specific gun safety legislation, our congressional leaders shamefully refuse to allow any legislation to reach the congressional floor for debate, and to create a voting record.

They are intentionally shielding all legislators from being “on the record” and being held accountable for their positions regarding these gun safety policies.  While the nation is crying and screaming about gun violence, our representatives’ silence is deafening.

We’re calling on people to defeat politicians and candidates that abdicate their responsibility to represent their constituents’ overwhelming desire for gun safety while defiantly and disgracefully receiving money and political support from the gun industry.

Parkland student survivors fill the bleachers behind the stage at the March for Our Lives in Parkland, Florida.  Photo taken by the creator of #VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn

Aligning Choices with Values

In order for us to effectively wield our collective political and economic power, we must be rigorous in aligning our financial and energetic support with the candidates, banks, and asset managers whose policies, behaviors, and positions reflect our values.

We must reward good behavior and punish bad behavior.  It is imperative that we organize and coordinate our efforts to create measurable and consequential results.

Collective Solutions

Action for Gun Safety has created the #FollowTheBloodMoney series of campaigns to align and coordinate the actions of individuals, businesses, and organizations across society to ensure that we are maximizing the economic and political leverage we have to drive the outcomes we seek:

March for Our Lives in Parkland, Florida. Photo taken by the creator of #VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn

Since the Parkland shooting, Action for Gun Safety, the creator of the #VoteBloodMoneyOut campaign, has created a series of coordinated campaigns to leverage our collective political and economic power to create the societal shifts we all desire.

#VoteBloodMoneyOut calls on people to defeat politicians and candidates that abdicate their responsibility to represent their constituents’ overwhelming desire for gun safety, while shamefully and disgracefully receiving money and political support from the gun industry.

#LeaveBloodMoneyBanks encourages people and businesses to leverage their economic influence by pressuring banks to adopt Gun Safety Codes of Conduct, reversing their long-standing lending and financing policies that have prioritized profits at the expense of gun violence.

#DivestBloodMoneyAssets encourages people and institutional investors to leverage their economic influence by pressuring the corporations, indexes, and asset managers they are invested in to adopt Gun Safety Codes of Conduct or face divestment.

#Guns+Safety describes and defines the middle ground for the vast majority of Americans that both respect 2nd Amendment protections, and also believe that safety should always go hand-in-hand with gun ownership.

Action for Gun Safety, through its Campaigns for Gun Safety initiative, is also helping to bring together the organizations, actions, and advocates to create results around specific aspects of Gun Safety.

March for Our Lives in Parkland, Florida. Photo taken by the creator of #VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn

A Broader Strategic Approach

All of the Action for Gun Safety campaigns have been created as part of a larger strategic effort to coalesce the energies and resources devoted to gun safety into organized, collective efforts that create expanded results.

Action for Gun Safety is focused on working behind the scenes with issue leaders, organizations, and influencers to create comprehensive issue strategies and campaigns that optimize the use of all available resources to create the maximum results for each issue.

For more on the comprehensive societal strategies, see the Action for Gun Safety Strategies page.

March for Our Lives in Parkland, Florida. Photo taken by the creator of #VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn

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A student leaves a flower for her dead friend in Parkland, Florida.  Photo taken by the creator of #VoteBloodMoneyOut / #VoteGunSafetyIn