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Call Your Senators Today on Gun Control

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Organizing for Action is asking Americans to reach out to their senators today and voice their opinions on gun control.

This afternoon, senators will vote on measures that will expand background checks for gun sales at stores, shows and online. These proposed measures will prevent criminals and the mentally ill from making purchases.

It's time to pick up the phone. You can call Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 to contact your senator directly.

You may tweet your senator with your opinion and support. Below you'll find your senator's Twitter handle.

Please share with your senator where you're from and the reason why you're supporting these new gun measures.

Also, please join ESSENCE's Gun's Down Initiative in downloading, signing and tweeting this letter to President Barack Obama. It's a national movement to protect our children and get guns off the streets.

Click here to download the letter and tweet it using the hashtag #ESSENCEGunsDown.

Senator Twitter Handles
Compiled by Nicole A. Tinson

Alabama

Sen. Richard Shelby
@SenShelbyPress

Sen. Jeff Sessions
@SenatorSessions

Alaska

Sen. Mark Begich
@SenatorBegich

Sen. Lisa Murkowski
@lisamurkowski

Arizona

Sen. John McCain
@SenJohnMcCain

Sen. Jeff Flake
@JeffFlake

Arkansas

Sen. John Boozman
@JohnBoozman

Sen. Mark Pryor 
@SenMarkPryor

California

Sen. Barbara Boxer
@SenatorBoxer

Sen. Dianne Feinstein
@SenFeinstein

Colorado

Sen. Michael Bennet 
@SenBennetCO

Sen. Mark Udall
@MarkUdall

Connecticut

Sen. Chris Murphy 
@ChrisMurphyCT

Sen. Richard Blumenthal 
@SenBlumenthal

Delaware

Sen. Tom Carper
@SenatorCarper

Sen. Chris Coons
@SenCoonsOffice

Florida

Sen. Bill Nelson 
@SenBillNelson

Sen. Marco Rubio
@marcorubio

Georgia

Sen. Saxby Chambliss 
@SaxbyChambliss

Sen. Johnny Isakson
@SenatorIsakson

Hawaii

Sen. Mazie Hirono
@maziehirono

Sen. Brian Schatz 
@SenBrianSchatz

Idaho

Sen. Mike Crapo 
@MikeCrapo

Sen. Jim Risch 
@SenatorRisch

Illinois

Sen. Dick Durbin
@SenatorDurbin

Sen. Mark Kirk
@SenatorKirk

Indiana

Sen. Dan Coats
@SenDanCoats

Sen. Joe Donnelly 
@SenDonnelly

Iowa

Sen. Chuck Grassley 
@ChuckGrassley


Sen. Tom Harkin 
@SenatorHarkin

Kansas

Sen. Jerry Moran 
@JerryMoran

Sen. Pat Roberts 
@SenPatRoberts

Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell
@McConnellPress

Sen. Rand Paul 
@SenRandPaul

Louisiana

Sen. Mary Landrieu
@SenLandrieu

Sen. David Vitter
@DavidVitter

Maine

Sen. Susan Collins
@SenatorCollins

Sen. Angus S. King, Jr.
@SenAngusKing

Maryland

Sen. Ben Cardin
@SenatorCardin

Sen. Barbara Mikulski
@SenatorBarb

Massachusetts

Sen. William “Mo” Cowan
@SenMoCowan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren 
@SenWarren

Michigan


Sen. Carl Levin
@SenCarlLevin

Sen. Debbie Stabenow 
@StabenowPress

Minnesota

Sen. Al Franken 
@alfranken

Sen. Amy Klobuchar 
@amyklobuchar

Mississippi

Sen. Thad Cochran 
@SenThadCochran

Sen. Roger Wicker 
@SenatorWicker

Missouri

Sen. Roy Blunt 
@RoyBlunt

Sen. Claire McCaskill
@McCaskillOffice

Nebraska

Sen. Deb Fische
@SenatorFischer

Sen. Mike Johanns 
@Mike_Johanns

Nevada

Sen. Dean Heller 
@SenDeanHeller

Sen. Harry Reid 
@SenatorReid

New Hampshire

Sen. Kelly Ayotte 
@KellyAyotte

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen 
@SenatorShahee

New Jersey

Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg
@FrankLautenberg

Sen. Robert Menendez 
@SenatorMenendez

New Mexico

Sen. Martin Heinrich 
@MartinHeinrich

Sen. Tom Udall
@SenatorTomUdall

New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 
@SenGillibrand

Sen. Chuck Schumer 
@ChuckSchumer

North Carolina

Sen. Richard Burr  
@SenatorBurr

Sen. Kay Hagan 
@SenatorHagan

North Dakota

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp 
@SenatorHeitkamp

Sen. John Hoeven 
@SenJohnHoeven

Ohio

Sen. Sherrod Brown 
@SenSherrodBrown

Sen. Rob Portman
@robportman

Oklahoma

Sen. Tom Coburn M.D.
@TomCoburn

Sen. James Inhofe
@InhofePress

Oregon

Sen. Jeff Merkley
@SenJeffMerkley

Sen. Ron Wyden
@RonWyden

Pennsylvania

Sen. Bob Casey 
@SenBobCasey

Sen. Pat Toomey 
@SenToomey

Rhode Island

Sen. Jack Reed 
@SenJackReed

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse 
@SenWhitehouse

South Carolina

Sen. Lindsey Graham 
@GrahamBlog

Sen. Tim Scott 
@SenatorTimScott

South Dakota

Sen. Tim Johnson 
@SenJohnsonSD

Sen. John Thune 
@SenJohnThune

Tennessee


Sen. Lamar Alexander
@SenAlexander

Sen. Bob Corker 
@SenBobCorker

Texas

Sen. John Cornyn 
@JohnCornyn

Sen. Ted Cruz 
@SenTedCruz

Utah

Sen. Orrin Hatch
@SenOrrinHatch

Sen. Mike Lee 
@SenMikeLee

Vermont

Sen. Patrick Leahy 
@SenatorLeahy

Sen. Bernie Sanders 
@SenSanders

Virginia

Sen. Tim Kaine 
@SenKaineOffice

Sen. Mark Warner 
@MarkWarner

Washington

Sen. Maria Cantwell
@CantwellPress

Sen. Patty Murray 
@PattyMurray

West Virginia

Sen. Joe Manchin 
@Sen_JoeManchin

Sen. Jay Rockefeller 
@SenRockefeller

Wisconsin

Sen. Tammy Baldwin 
@tammybaldwin

Sen. Ron Johnson
@SenRonJohnson

Wyoming

Sen. John Barrasso 
@SenJohnBarrasso

Sen. Mike Enzi 
@SenatorEnzi

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