** Gun violence trigger warning**

We think it can't happen to us. In less than one week, there were mass shootings at a food festival in California, at a shopping mall in Texas, and right in our very own Dayton, Ohio. Thirty-two people killed and over sixty-five injured.

Each was an act of white terrorism, deeply embedded in white supremacy, and can happen at any given time unless we do something about it. At every mass shooting incident, people ask, "What will it take to make change happen?" The answer is you. Your voice, your time, and your power are needed to help heal and protect our communities and put an end to these hate crimes. We all deserve to live a life free from fear and trauma because of who we love, where we're from, or what we look like.

Ohio Women's Alliance members are committed to fighting against racism and dangerous gun legislation to make a difference in our communities. We are providing ways to get involved and take action today.

Support families impacted by the shooting by donating to an emergency response fund set up by The Dayton Foundation. Join Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) in their mission to undermine white supremacy and fight for racial justice in our state and nationwide.

Join the folks who have already been fighting: Ohioans for Gun Safety and their dedication to closing loopholes in background checks. Join Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and their work on gun violence prevention.

If you care about gun control, you need to care about fair elections. Learn about gerrymandering, the critical 2020 Census, and how your voice deserves representation at All On The Line - OH.

Thank you to the members of the Ohio Women's Alliance Cooperative who helped quickly compile this list, and thank you for using your power to fight against these senseless acts of violence.

Erin Scott