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Words over weapons

Use your words to make a change. View a legislation we wrote.

Podcasts over pistols

Listen before you speak, learn before you act. Subscribe to our podcast.

Speak loud. Speak up. Speak out.


We encourage every citizen to use these three campaigns to demand gun control and memorialize the victims of school shootings. Names Over Numbers allows for people whose close friends or family members were killed in a school shooting to recognize their name. Through profiles of victims, we can remember that these are real people getting hurt, not statistics.


The Words Over Weapons Mission is for every single citizen in the United States to write a letter to your representative, senator, or President. Ask them what they are doing to protect you as citizens. Demand action. Even propose some solutions yourself. Every letter truly counts, no matter how short. Anyone can do it. You have the opportunity to make a difference. Use it.

Podcasts Over Pistols is a podcast dedicated to raising awareness of school shootings, desensitization, childhood activism, and American gun reform. Subscribe to our podcast and request to speak on the show.


 We will not be silent any longer.

How to Contact the President

By telephone: (917) 756-8000


By email:


By snail mail:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

How to Contact Your Senator

By telephone: (202) 224-3121


By snail mail:

The Honorable (Name)
United States Senate

Washington, D.C. 20510


Or visit the senators' contact page:



To be sent to Donald J. Trump, Florida senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, and Arizona senators Jeff Flake and John McCain

Speak UP. Speak LOUD. Speak OUT. We citizens, students, and children of the United States of America cannot stay silent any longer. We cannot stay silent when we, as thirteen- and fourteen-year-olds, can just as easily get guns as we can bubble gum and a Coke. We cannot stay silent when innocent children are being mercilessly murdered, unprovoked, by a weapon that is simply too rife and too dangerous. We cannot stay silent when we are scared to go to school because every time we step into our school’s front door we run the risk of getting shot in the head. We cannot stay silent when we, living in Arizona, have some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country. We cannot stay silent when the senators, representatives, and the President of our country -- who are supposed to be protecting us and having our best interest at heart -- turn the other cheek. We will not be silent, and we will not be silenced. We stand united in firm support of gun control.


The adults of America have failed us. Adults, you tell us that one day we’ll thank you. We are not thanking you right now. Adults, you tell us that children are to be seen, not heard. We are being heard right now. Adults, you tell us to bite our tongues. We are done biting our tongues. We encourage every single person in America -- young or old, male or female, black or white, gay or straight, liberal or conservative -- to stand up to the adults in our government that are sitting idly by as children are being killed while you are reading this. Stand up, and write. Write to your mayor, your city council-person, your senator, representative, the President, and ask them what they are doing to protect you. Demand action. Tell them that we will not stop until we get what we want.

Let’s pledge to write a letter, just one letter, to make a genuine difference. Let’s use our words. Let’s overwhelm them with our passion, our rage, and our sheer numbers. Let’s make it so we cannot be ignored. After all, the pen is mightier than the gun.


- Alexander Ashman, Siena Liljegren, Yash Wadwekar, and the Writers Over Rifles team