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Action August marches on with fight for common-sense gun laws

Earlier this year, Congress had a chance to pass common-sense legislation to prevent gun violence. Nine out of 10 Americans supported expanded background checks, but still Congress failed to act. On Wednesday, OFA supporters united to ask their members of Congress what will it take to finally act to prevent gun violence?
Take a look at how volunteers and community leaders across the country rallied their communities to take action.

OFA Pennsylvania organized a statewide event called "Hands Across Pennsylvania" with participants in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and everywhere in between.

In Tucson, speakers included survivors of gun violence, including Retired Colonel Bill Badger, Jocelyn Strause from Moms Demand Action and Pam Simon, a one-time staffer for former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

Sami Rahamim lost his father Reuven Rahamim last September when a disgruntled former employee opened fire in his business. Sami spoke to supporters in Minneapolis, along with Chief John Harrington of the Minneapolis Police Department, Councilman Don Samuels and members of the organizations Mad Dads and Death to Life.

More than 40 volunteers turned out in Knoxville, Tennessee, to stand with the community and hold their members of Congress accountable.
See more photos, tweets and news stories from Wednesday's day of action in the slideshow below.

On gun violence prevention, OFA is not backing down. It's not too late to participate in Action August and make your voice heard on the issues that matter most to you.
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