Politicize My Death

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Your DGB for today is to visit www.PoliticizeMyDeath.com, read what it has to say, and sign the pledge asking your loved ones to - in the event of your death by gun violence - “politicize” the hell out of it.

Okay, Grabbers, we know this one is kinda dark. Over here at DGB, we are feeling *pretty* dark. On Sunday, a white man with a grudge and an assault rifle opened fire on churchgoers in Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26 people, including 14 children, and wounding 20 more. It was the deadliest church shooting in US history, the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history, the fifth deadliest mass shooting in US history over all, and it occurred just a month after the massacre in Las Vegas, in which 58 people were killed. There’s an appalling sameness to the way the responses go down in these now-commonplace events: first, there are “thoughts and prayers” for the victims and the victims’ families. Then the vast majority of Americans renew their pleas to our leaders to do something to stem the tide of gun violence. Those policy-makers who are in the pocket of the NRA hold up their hands and say, “now is not the time to talk about legislation” and “it’s too soon!” and “let’s not politicize the victims’ deaths.”

The folks behind this website want to make it easy for you to make a statement: “Pretty please, if I ever die in a hail of bullets while waiting in line for my caramel macchiato, feel free to use my death to start talking about common-sense gun laws. I DON’T MIND. Really.” Sign the pledge, share it on social media using the hashtag #politicizemydeath, and learn other ways to help stop gun violence from taking over our country.

Also, if you are in one of the 33 states that is having elections today, VOTE! Check out the records and platforms of the candidates on your ballot and vote for the ones who support gun control measures.