Father of UCSB shooting victim joins Iowa moms to end gun violence
DES MOINES (KWWL) -
Richard Martinez, the father of a victim in the recent Santa Barbara shooting, will join the Iowa chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and other gun violence survivors on Tuesday, July 1.
The chapter will deliver 3,684 postcards to Senator Grassley and 939 to Representative Latham at 10:30 a.m., and deliver 531 postcards to Representative King at 1:10 p.m.
Martinez's son, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, was killed by Elliot Rodger in the deadly rampage through the college town of Isla Vista in California at the end of May.
The postcards are part of the nearly 2.5 million postcards that were inspired by Martinez’s words.
“I’m going to ask every person I can find to send a postcard to every politician they can think of with three words on it: ‘Not one more.’ People are looking for something to do. I’m asking people to stand up for something. Enough is enough," Martinez said.
Upon hearing Martinez’s call to action, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched a postcard campaign that makes it easy for Americans to automatically send postcards to their elected officials.
More than 625,000 Americans signed up and for each one of them, Everytown will deliver postcards to each individual’s U.S. House representative, two U.S. Senators and governor – this means that nearly 2.5 million postcards will be delivered to demand political leaders to take action to end gun violence.