Social Media Action Kit

Tell your Senator: Pass Background Checks

Background checks help keep guns from getting into the hands of individuals who may harm themselves or others, such as convicted felons and domestic abusers. But there is a glaring loophole with the current federal system. Unlicensed private sellers are not required to perform background checks, giving prohibited people an easy way to buy guns.

The House of Representatives passed legislation to expand background checks and close the loophole. Spread the word and call on the Senate to take immediate action to support Background Checks (BGC)!

Call to Action

Use the sample social media language below to tell members of Congress to pass Background Checks on all gun sales. Tag us @sandyhook on Twitter and @sandyhookpromise on Facebook and Instagram, and @sandy-hook-promise on LinkedIn.

Follow us and share or retweet our posts on action to pass Background Checks (#PassBGC).

Campaign Hashtags


Link To Share

Help raise awareness! Share this link to our new PSA and urge everyone to contact their Senators to pass Background Checks.

Sample Posts

Copy and paste on your social media channels.

  • School shootings shouldn’t be normal. We can’t lose more precious lives to gun violence. Congress needs to pass background checks on gun sales now to protect our kids. Contact your senators: #PassBGC #EndGunViolence #SHPAction
  • It’s been 8 years since 26 lives were taken by gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary. We can’t wait a minute longer for change. Congress must act to pass background checks on gun sales now. Demand your rep take action: #PassBGC #EndGunViolence #SHPAction
  • It’s 2021, and gun violence is still one of the leading causes of death for youth. It’s time to change that. Our elected leaders can protect our kids by passing background checks on gun sales. Contact them now: #PassBGC #EndGunViolence #SHPAction
  • Keeping our youth safe isn’t a controversial issue. 97% of Americans – plus 80% of Republicans and 95% of gun owners – support background checks on gun sales. Demand your senators vote to pass background checks now: #PassBGC #EndGunViolence #SHPAction
  • Survivors of gun violence deserve action. It’s time for Congress to stand with survivors and support background checks on gun sales. Tell your senators to vote yes to pass background checks: #PassBGC #EndGunViolence #SHPAction
Thank you for taking action! Together we can create change for safer schools and communities!

Our Mission

The mission of Sandy Hook Promise is to educate and empower youth and adults to prevent violence in schools, homes, and communities. Sandy Hook Promise is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible program and policy solutions that address the “human side” of gun violence by preventing individuals from ever getting to the point of picking up a firearm to hurt themselves or others. Our words, actions, and impact nationwide are intended to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.