The ‘Gun Sense on the Line’ Video Series Highlights the Importance of Voting for Candidates Who Support Common Sense Gun Laws on November 8
NEW YORK — Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, teamed up with comedian and Everytown Creative Council member, Rachel Dratch, to launch ‘Gun Sense on the Line,’ a series of four short, comedic videos featuring Dratch. In each video, Dratch talks to a friend or family member, several of whom are played by Dratch, about who they’re planning to vote for in November. Videos are available here.
“I want people to know that gun violence is preventable and their votes can help us get there,” said Rachel Dratch.“By asking candidates about their stance on gun safety, and voting for candidates willing to work for common sense solutions like background checks, we can save lives.”
In January 2016, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown, worked with Rachel Dratch to produce the ‘What Could Go Wrong’ video featuring Dratch (available here). ‘What Could Go Wrong’ is a wry look at the experience of a family going out for a meal at a restaurant that serves alcohol and allows firearms. The character Rachel created was a typical mom, committed to her family and her kids’ safety. The video has more than two million views.
In the ‘Gun Sense on the Line’ series, Dratch’s character is back. This time she has a vlog (video blog) where she is recording conversations with family and friends, trying to convince them to support gun sense candidates and initiatives. Dratch plays several of the characters herself. These substantive but humorous conversations acknowledge the challenges – and importance – of talking about critical issues like gun safety.
“Gun safety is no longer a political third rail,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of Everytown for Gun Safety. “I’m grateful to Rachel and to all of the artists on the Everytown Creative Council who are using their voices to make sure that fans know that we have to vote for candidates who will work with us to end gun violence. The majority of Americans, who support responsible gun ownership and fixing our lax gun laws, will not be deterred. We know that gun violence prevention is a crucial issue for moms across the country – and we vote. We thank Rachel for helping us spread this important message.”
Dratch’s videos are the latest in a series of notable Everytown Creative Council efforts including Julianne Moore, who recently traveled to meet with volunteers with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America to thank them for their work. More than a dozen Creative Council members took part in voter registration efforts and more are expected to take part in election efforts prior to November 8.