Parkland vigil for the victims of the Douglas shooting.

Parkland vigil for the victims of the Douglas shooting.

script: if you aren't sure what to say, use this script, with your personal information filled in, to reach out to a rabbi or other community leader to ask for their help in organizing a bake action event.

Dear [rabbi/administrator/etc],

My name is [NAME] and I am [explain connection to organization—student at the university, member of the synagogue, resident of the city, etc]. After the recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, I want to act to end gun violence, and I want to do it in a Jewish context. I want your help.

Bake Action Against Gun Violence is a network of Jewish communities taking action to stop gun violence. It takes inspiration from Purim, which celebrates Jewish courage in the face of adversity and evil. People from across the country are organizing hamantaschen bakes and making mishloach manot baskets, with the goal of donating the proceeds from the sales to Everytown for Gun Safety, a national organization working to stop gun violence in American communities. 

I think [ORGANIZATION] should organize this in our community. I would love to help you put this together and spread the word. For more information about the project, visit this website. To register [ORGANIZATION] as a participant, fill out this form.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I am excited to bring our community together to make this country safer. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Sincerely,

[NAME]

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