In the wake of last week’s shooting that left 10 dead at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., President Obama lamented that our nation’s response to such incidents has become tragically “routine.”
Jess Cagle, editorial director of People and Entertainment Weekly, agrees and is looking to break that cycle by urging readers to contact their elected representatives and make their voices heard.
In a video message accompanying his most recent editor’s letter, Cagle says, “There are no easy answers … but one thing is very, very clear, and that is as a country we are not doing nearly enough about gun violence.”
In his letter, he adds, “We need to know that our representatives in Washington, D.C., are looking for solutions and not giving up, and they need to know if we agree or disagree with their strategies.” To that end, People has compiled a list of the phone numbers, email addresses, and Twitter handles (when available) for all 535 voting members of the House and Senate.
Find them and read Cagle’s letter over at People.