Columbine UU Church belongs to Colorado Faith Communities to End Gun Violence (CFCU)
CFCU is an interfaith coalition of twenty-three congregations working to decrease gun deaths in Colorado through advocacy, increase gun safety, action and education. “In Dr. King’s words, we need to feel the ‘fierce urgency of now.’
Because people are dying. and the constant excuses for inaction no longer suffice.”
Gun violence and gun safety issues have been a concern of our church since the Columbine High School shootings that occurred so close to us and deeply affected our community and congregation. Tanya Coulter is Columbine’s CFCU representative. There are twenty-three participating congregations, united with the purpose of decreasing gun deaths in Colorado through advocacy, action and education. CFCU keeps current on important issues and encourages its members to take action by calling, writing or emailing our Colorado legislators. Tell them you are a UU and these are your values. Beside keeping us current on legislation, CFCU presents speakers, workshops and other educational opportunities to learn about preventing gun violence. Please contact Tanya if you would like to add your support or for more information at: [email protected].
What You Can Do – Join Our Rapid Response Team!
Join the CFCU and other gun safety groups at a press conference on Wednesday, March 22nd at 12:15 in basement room 0112 in the Colorado State Capitol. Immediately following at 1:30 in Room 271, the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee will consider the following bills. You are invited to stay for the hearing, to listen and/or to give testimony. CFCU opposes ALL of these bills:
SB17-005 Handgun Training for School Employees
SB17-006 CCW permits for military under 21
SB17-007 Repeal the ban on High Capacity Magazines
We hope you will consider joining our network and being part of our witness on this important public health issue. We suspect we will need the help of every single one of you in the coming year. If you would like to receive Rapid Response Alerts – please send your email address to [email protected]