Richard Martinez, father of victim Christopher Michales-Martinez of the Isla Vista shooting, visited Washington DC in other to propel his message of “Not one more.” Joined by survivors and victims affected by the tragic shootings in Newtown, Aurora, Tucson, and Virginia Tech, together they called upon the U.S. government to end senseless gun violence in America. Stirred by Martinez’s call to action, Every town for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action begun an online postcard campaign. By signing up online, Americans can easily and remotely deliver postcards to their house representative, senators and governor that demand an end to violence. With over 600,00 Americans already signed up, the campaign is estimated to deliver over 2.4 million postcards.
“’This is a country that prides itself on solutions,’ said Richard Martinez. ‘What could be more important than taking care of our kids? It’s obscene, it’s intolerable, and I will fight every day for the rest of my life to hold the people we send to Congress accountable because if it could happen to my family, it could happen to anyone’s.’”