To the editor,

I recently traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with 2,000 of my fellow Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Students Demand Action volunteer leaders to learn more about how to prevent gun violence in our communities.

We were together when we heard about more horrifying shootings, this time in El Paso, Texas and then again in Dayton, Ohio. Communities once more traumatized by gun violence. We Must Act.

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There is so much we can do to keep our families safe. We need our Senators in DC to vote to require a background check on all gun sales. The House of Representatives has already passed a background checks bill.  Join Moms Demand Action and ask your Senators to demand action, too. To be connected with your senators, text Checks to 644-33.

Here in New Jersey, we are fortunate to have representatives in Washington who support background checks legislation. However, there are representatives in other states who are still reluctant to support this legislation.

Please join Moms Demand Action by texting ready to 644-33 to support volunteers around the country to make sure that their senators also support this common sense legislation.

Nancy Rumore

Raritan Township