Valentine’s Day 2014: Tell Congress They’ve Broken Our Hearts

Valentine_Craft1There have been 43 school shootings in the 14 months since Newtown. Every day, nearly 8 children and teens are shot and killed. And still Congress has done nothing to improve our gun laws. This Valentine’s Day, help us send a message to Congress that, although our hearts are broken by their inaction, we will not give up until they act to strengthen the nation’s gun laws—first and foremost by passing background checks.

Here’s how you can take action.

Create a Valentine for Congress

Make a handmade Valentine with your kids. Include the message, “Our Hearts are Broken, but Our Will is Strong. Pass Background Checks and Keep our Kids Safe.” Take a photo of your Valentine and send it to, and post it to the Facebook and Twitter accounts of your members of Congress. You can even deliver your Valentine in person to your member of Congress during our Week of Action. (See below).


Tweet members of Congress with the message that Moms’ Hearts are Broken, but our will is strong and we will not stop until they pass stronger gun laws. Use the hashtags #MomsBrokenHearts and #MomsDemand


Reinforce your Valentine card with an email message to your legislators demanding that they enact stronger gun laws, starting with background checks. Use our Fast Email tool to easily reach your members of Congress.


Call your legislators’ and tell them that you’ve had enough with inaction. Let them know you want them to act immediately to pass legislation for comprehensive background checks. Contact them via the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121

Together, we can realize our goal of a safer country, and help prevent more broken hearts due to gun violence.