Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Matthew McConaughey tells the story of those killed in Uvalde in emotional plea for action on guns (CNN)


Combining a Youtube video and CNN report, these are must-hear and must-read, respectively, news that capture a talk delivered today by Matthew McConaughey at the White House. A disclaimer is that parts of it are graphic and are not appropriate for younger audiences or particularly sensitive individuals.

Matthew McConaughey is from beautiful Uvalde, Texas, and visited last week with his wife, Camila AlvesThey also set up a Uvalde Relief Fund where donations can be made on their Just Keep Livin Relief Fund. They accept credit cards, Apply Pay, Google Pay, or Paypal.

McConaughey's testimony is persuasive, gripping, and passionate, speaking from his heart based on what he learned about the tragic loss of so many lives together with a fervent plea to "make their lives matter."

Do take a minute to read McConaughey's excellent June 6, 2022 op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman titled, "It’s time to act on gun responsibility" where he lays out a great path for policymakers to enact commonsense legislation. Like McConaughey, many of us agree that with so many senseless murders in Uvalde, Philadelphia, Tulsa, Tennessee, Charleston, Phoenix, and counting, now is the time for change.

Bless you, Matthew and Camila Alves McConaughey, for using your voices to express the deep sense of urgency and clear thinking that this moment requires.

-Angela Valenzuela


Updated 6:15 PM EDT, Tue June 7, 2022

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