Giffords, led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, brings decades of political, legal and policy expertise to advocate for gun safety. They are politically active, mobilizing voters, educating lawmakers and fighting for laws, policies and programs to reduce firearm injury. The Giffords Law Center is a fantastic resource. They have in depth online reports on a wide variety of gun violence prevention issues. They also post an updated chart with analyses of state by state gun laws. Giffords is a generous and innovative partner to many different groups across the country, from helping community groups fight for local safe storage laws to assisting medical professionals organize and fight for federal funding of gun violence prevention research. Giffords recently launched a new national coalition, Gun Owners for Safety, uniting hunters, sport shooters and collectors who want common sense gun laws.
Opportunities: There may be occasional opportunities for student volunteers.
AFFIRM, the American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine, is the nation’s leading non-profit fully dedicated to ending the American firearm injury epidemic using the public health approach. We are a nonpartisan network of healthcare professionals, public health experts, and researchers who work to prevent firearm injury through research, innovation, and evidence-based practice. AFFIRM aims to change the public perception of firearm injury and death by engaging in community-driven conversations, bringing together diverse stakeholders, clinicians, and community members to reflect on the very real ripple effects of firearm injury, and applying the evidence of prevention in our communities as well as health care settings. Check the website for details on our unique programs Reframe, Rethink and Resolve, our series of events and the process for research grant applications.
Opportunities: Seeking CDC Project Coordinator. There may also be occasional opportunities for student volunteers.
Email: Leah Salzano, Program Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Events: January 14, 2021, 3-4 pm (ET), Rethink: Talking about firearm injury and gun violence (https://affirmresearch.org/events/rethink-talking-about-firearm-injury-and-gun-violence)