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On this #WearOrange weekend — part of National Gun Violence Awareness efforts by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, we honor the thousands of people in America whose lives are taken or forever changed by gun violence every year in this country.
Rodney is honored to have received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction as he runs for U.S. House of Representatives for Arkansas’ 1st District. 
Some facts about gun violence in the United States:
— Black Americans bear a disproportionate burden of gun violence, largely due to systemic inequities and generations of racial discrimination.
Los estadounidenses negros son quienes más sufren por la violencia con armas de fuego, en gran parte por las desigualdades sistémicas y la discriminación racial.
— Latinx people in the U.S. — who are impacted by discriminatory policies and attitudes — are disproportionately affected by gun violence, including hate-motivated violence.
Las personas latinas en los EE.UU. reciben el impacto de políticas y actitudes discriminatorias y se ven afectadas de forma desproporcionada por la violencia con armas de fuego y el odio.
— More than 25,000 people in America die from gun suicide every year — an average of 69 deaths a day. Disrupting access to guns in times of crisis can save lives.
Cada año, más de 25,000 personas en Estados Unidos se quitan la vida con un arma de fuego, una media de 69 muertes al día. Interrumpir el acceso a las armas de fuego en tiempos de crisis puede salvar vidas.
— Children dying by gun violence is a uniquely American tragedy.
#WearOrange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day because no child should live in fear of gun violence — in their schools, neighborhoods, or anywhere.
Los niños que mueren por armas de fuego constituyen una tragedia estadounidense única.
#WearOrange en el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre la Violencia con Armas de Fuego porque ningún niño debe vivir con miedo a la violencia con armas de fuego en sus escuelas o vecindarios.
— Every year, hundreds of children in the U.S. gain access to guns and shoot themselves or someone else.
Cada año, cientos de niños en EE.UU. tienen acceso a armas de fuego y se disparan a sí mismos o a otra persona.
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Rodney Govens is running for U.S. Congress to represent Arkansas' First Congressional District. 
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Learn more, message Rodney, donate, or volunteer to help the campaign at https://RodneyForCongress.org. 6:20

On this #WearOrange weekend — part of National Gun Violence Awareness efforts by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, we honor the thousands of people in America whose lives are taken or forever changed by gun violence every year in this country.

Rodney is honored to have received the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction as he runs for U.S. House of Representatives for Arkansas’ 1st District.

Some facts about gun violence in the United States:

— Black Americans bear a disproportionate burden of gun violence, largely due to systemic inequities and generations of racial discrimination.

Los estadounidenses negros son quienes más sufren por la violencia con armas de fuego, en gran parte por las desigualdades sistémicas y la discriminación racial.

— Latinx people in the U.S. — who are impacted by discriminatory policies and attitudes — are disproportionately affected by gun violence, including hate-motivated violence.

Las personas latinas en los EE.UU. reciben el impacto de políticas y actitudes discriminatorias y se ven afectadas de forma desproporcionada por la violencia con armas de fuego y el odio.

— More than 25,000 people in America die from gun suicide every year — an average of 69 deaths a day. Disrupting access to guns in times of crisis can save lives.

Cada año, más de 25,000 personas en Estados Unidos se quitan la vida con un arma de fuego, una media de 69 muertes al día. Interrumpir el acceso a las armas de fuego en tiempos de crisis puede salvar vidas.

— Children dying by gun violence is a uniquely American tragedy.
#WearOrange on National Gun Violence Awareness Day because no child should live in fear of gun violence — in their schools, neighborhoods, or anywhere.
Los niños que mueren por armas de fuego constituyen una tragedia estadounidense única.
#WearOrange en el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre la Violencia con Armas de Fuego porque ningún niño debe vivir con miedo a la violencia con armas de fuego en sus escuelas o vecindarios.

— Every year, hundreds of children in the U.S. gain access to guns and shoot themselves or someone else.

Cada año, cientos de niños en EE.UU. tienen acceso a armas de fuego y se disparan a sí mismos o a otra persona.

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Rodney Govens is running for U.S. Congress to represent Arkansas' First Congressional District.

Donate via ActBlue:
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/rodney-govens-1/

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https://bit.ly/donate-rodney-govens

Learn more, message Rodney, donate, or volunteer to help the campaign at https://RodneyForCongress.org.

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On #WearOrange weekend, a candidate for U.S. House explains his stance on reducing gun violence

June 9, 2024 5:03 pm

Join Rodney Govens, Democratic nominee for U.S. House (AR-01); author and podcaster Kristal Kuykendall; and TikTok Creator and Registered Nurse @rachaelinarkansas for a virtual town hall streamed *live* on Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.
*In the event of severe weather, this event will be rescheduled if there are any active Warnings in place in Arkansas during the hour prior to the livestream on Thursday.*
Viewers can participate during the event by asking questions in comments LIVE.
Find the livestream on these platforms:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1202908691084081/
TikTok @rachaelinarkansas & @rodneyforcongress
Youtube @rodneyforcongress
**Register for the livestream and submit your question ahead of time at https://RodneyForCongress.org/live.
Registration is optional and encouraged – you can get your question in at the "front of the line," and we'll email you a reminder the day before, along with links to the livestream on each platform.
For those who cannot watch it in real time, the event will be recorded and posted afterward on Facebook, YouTube, and RodneyForCongress.org.
Topics to be discussed will include:
– Better methods to boost rural infrastructure such as clean drinking water, access to utilities, and high-speed internet
– Immigration system & border security
– The class-action lawsuit by Rodney's opponent, Congressman Rick Crawford, demanding a salary increase with back pay
– Why Rodney decided to run even though he does NOT want to be a "politician"
– Farm Bill changes & what Arkansas farmers need from an updated Farm Bill
– Veterans Affairs: the modernization and upgrades needed to meet the needs of our veterans
– Other federal policy issues that viewers wish to ask about
– How to re-engage friends and neighbors and get them to vote — even if they are sick of political B.S. and chaotic, dysfunctional government  Rodney Govens is running for U.S. Congress to represent Arkansas' First Congressional District. Learn more, message Rodney, donate, or volunteer to help the campaign at https://RodneyForCongress.org. 0:00

Join Rodney Govens, Democratic nominee for U.S. House (AR-01); author and podcaster Kristal Kuykendall; and TikTok Creator and Registered Nurse @rachaelinarkansas for a virtual town hall streamed *live* on Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube.

*In the event of severe weather, this event will be rescheduled if there are any active Warnings in place in Arkansas during the hour prior to the livestream on Thursday.*

Viewers can participate during the event by asking questions in comments LIVE.

Find the livestream on these platforms:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1202908691084081/
TikTok @rachaelinarkansas & @rodneyforcongress
Youtube @rodneyforcongress

**Register for the livestream and submit your question ahead of time at https://RodneyForCongress.org/live.
Registration is optional and encouraged – you can get your question in at the "front of the line," and we'll email you a reminder the day before, along with links to the livestream on each platform.
For those who cannot watch it in real time, the event will be recorded and posted afterward on Facebook, YouTube, and RodneyForCongress.org.

Topics to be discussed will include:
– Better methods to boost rural infrastructure such as clean drinking water, access to utilities, and high-speed internet
– Immigration system & border security
– The class-action lawsuit by Rodney's opponent, Congressman Rick Crawford, demanding a salary increase with back pay
– Why Rodney decided to run even though he does NOT want to be a "politician"
– Farm Bill changes & what Arkansas farmers need from an updated Farm Bill
– Veterans Affairs: the modernization and upgrades needed to meet the needs of our veterans
– Other federal policy issues that viewers wish to ask about
– How to re-engage friends and neighbors and get them to vote — even if they are sick of political B.S. and chaotic, dysfunctional government


Rodney Govens is running for U.S. Congress to represent Arkansas' First Congressional District. Learn more, message Rodney, donate, or volunteer to help the campaign at https://RodneyForCongress.org.

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Virtual Town Hall (livestream) with Rodney Govens & TikTok Creator & RN @RachaelInArkansas

June 4, 2024 2:58 pm

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