LOUISVILLE, KY (April 10, 2023) — Change Today, Change Tomorrow strongly condemns the gun violence that occurred today in Louisville, KY, and expresses our deepest sympathies to all those affected by this tragic event. We recognize that in the aftermath of such incidents, offering “thoughts and prayers” may not be enough to address the root causes of gun violence and the pain it inflicts on communities. Instead, we call for concrete action to prevent future tragedies.
We believe that a world with no guns is possible, and we call on all individuals, organizations, and policymakers to join us in advocating for this vision. We also recognize that gun violence is a complex issue that requires a multifaceted approach, including addressing poverty, improving access to mental health services, and combating systemic racism. We call for the reallocation of funds from policing to alternative services that address the root causes of gun violence, including free mental health services, the creation of safe spaces, and the provision of resources to those in need.
Change Today, Change Tomorrow is committed to addressing these issues through our programs and advocacy efforts, including our free grocery supplemental program, weekly houseless outreach, quarterly baby showers and health fairs, annual gardening and winter holiday giveaways. We believe that providing people with the resources they need is a form of intervention that can prevent gun violence before it occurs.
We urge everyone to join us in advocating for a world with no guns and in supporting alternative services that address the root causes of gun violence. Together, we can create a safer and more just world for all.
We encourage all concerned individuals and organizations to take action and join us in advocating for a world with no guns and supporting alternative services that address the root causes of gun violence. Here are some suggested calls to action to use in conjunction with this press release:
- Share this press release on social media and tag us (@changetodaychangetomorrow) and use the hashtag #ProvidingIsPrevention to spread awareness about the need for alternative services to prevent gun violence.
- Contact your elected representatives and urge them to reallocate funds from policing to alternative services such as mental health services, safe spaces, and community resources that can prevent gun violence before it occurs.
- Attend local community meetings and join coalitions to support community-led initiatives aimed at preventing gun violence.
Media Contact Name: Taylor Ryan
Phone: (270) 243-0402