Community gun violence is a public health crisis that disproportionately impacts Black communities in the U.S., reflecting the nation's persistent racial inequities and low financial investment in communities of color.
The U.S. House of Representatives has the chance to take meaningful action by passing the Break the Cycle of Violence Act. It would be a first-of-its-kind action by Congress, providing a targeted investment of billions of dollars over eight years in the communities most impacted by gun violence.
Your U.S. Representative needs to hear from you now on this crucial piece of legislation. Send them a message urging them to co-sponsor and work to advance the Break the Cycle of Violence Act >>
As your constituent, I urge you to co-sponsor and work to advance the Break the Cycle of Violence Act, H.R. 4836. The passage of this bill would be a historic step forward in addressing community gun violence, a public health crisis that disproportionately impacts Black communities in the U.S. The Act would also be a first of its kind: a targeted investment of billions of dollars over eight years in the communities most impacted.
The community-based violence intervention strategies supported by the Break the Cycle of Violence Act are informed by public health models and provide culturally competent, trauma-responsive services to individuals and communities impacted by gun violence. These programs have been proven to reduce gun violence, shift community norms, and improve the outcomes and resiliency of gun violence survivors.
These comprehensive investments in the implementation and sustainability of community-based violence intervention programs are critical to reducing gun violence and building resilience and opportunity. I urge you to co-sponsor and work to advance H.R. 4836 and support this life-saving bill.
*This effort is being driven by the Invest In Us Coalition—a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to building support to fund evidence-based community solutions to gun violence and educate leaders and the general public about proactive solutions to make our communities safer—of which Everytown is a proud member.