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ONE PULSE FOR AMERICA LAUNCHES WEBSITE, UNIQUE TOOL FOR REPORTING MEMBER ACTIONS
Washington, DC—One Pulse for America—an online community of more than 80,000 created by actor and LGBTQ rights activist George Takei to advocate for better gun laws—has launched a website (www.onepulseforamerica.com) with a unique tool for reporting member actions.
Since the One Pulse for America Facebook group (www.1pul.se) was created in June 2016, members have taken more than 18,700 confirmed actions to reduce gun violence. Up to this point, members have reported their actions by typing ‘DONE’ in the comments thread of a given action alert. Now, members will be able to report their actions by clicking on hyperlinks generated by the One Pulse website. These actions will be catalogued by the site and One Pulse members will be able to see how they rank against other members in Total Actions Taken at a Leaderboard. Top contributors at the Leaderboard will be rewarded with prizes, including items signed by Takei and hand-crafted items made by One Pulse admin Morena Hockley.
“One Pulse for America was created to close the ‘Passion Gap’ with pro-gun activists,” said group founder George Takei. “We believe the friendly, spirited competition generated by our new reporting tool and website will help us achieve that goal.”
The website will also include press releases, news clippings featuring commentary from One Pulse for America leaders, and an archive with information about past action alerts.
“After a successful first year, I’m excited to launch phase two for One Pulse for America,” said director Ladd Everitt. “Our members are relentless in confronting radical gun culture and advocating for reforms that will save lives. They deserve user-friendly tools and greater recognition for their work and we’re happy to make that possible.”
One Pulse for America is an online community of more than 80,000 persons who take action on a daily basis to prevent gun violence in the United States of America. One Pulse was founded by actor/LGBTQ rights activist George Takei, who felt compelled to address our nation’s epidemic of gun violence following the gruesome mass shooting at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando.