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Seen on Capitol Hill:
MoJo’s March/April poster-pullout (at left), which compares federal safety standards for the domestic manufacture of firearms (none) with those for teddy bears (many). In March, Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., distributed the “The Right to bears & arms” to every member of the House. As we went to press, Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, D-Ohio, was about to do the same for his colleagues in the Senate. The pullout also decks the halls of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Other sightings:
Washington state legislators Lorraine Wojahn and Vivian Caver passed out the poster to their fellow legislators before a March debate on gun control. The guns vs. teddy comparison has turned up in the Children’s Defense Fund’s annual report on the state of America’s children; the Washington, D.C.-based Violence Policy Center’s groundbreaking study, “Cease Fire”; and countless news reports and editorials.
And coming to a bus near you:
On May 21, a benefit concert at the Elbo Room in Chicago, featuring the Charming Beggars and other Happy Tails recording artists, will raise money to exhibit MoJo’s anti-handgun-violence stamps on public transportation in selected cities.

SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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