NYT ad calls out lawmakers who have accepted NRA money, including Michigan's

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Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., massacre, a stunning two-page ad appeared in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times calling for lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation.

The ad, funded by gun control groups Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, lists members of Congress who have accepted donations from the National Rifle Association. In a breakdown by state, it lists the members of Congress, how much money they have received from the NRA, and their phone numbers (excluding members who have voted to . The spread cost $230,000, according to Adweek.

A headline follows the list: "If they won't act, it's up to us to elect leaders who will," along with a link to a campaign, #ThrowThemOut.

The figures come from the Center for Responsive Politics. Michigan's Congressmen are listed as follows:

Rep. Justin Amash, $1,000, (202) 225-3831
Rep. John Bergman, $6,450, (202) 225-4735
Rep. Mike Bishop, $10,082, (202) 225-4872
Rep. Bill Huizenga, $11,650, (202) 225-4401
Rep. Paul Mitchell, $3,000, (202) 225-2106
Rep. John Moolenaar, $10,554, (202) 225-3561
Rep. Dave Trott, $5,435, (202) 225-8171
Rep. Fred Upton, $12,106, (202) 225-3761
Rep. Tim Walberg, $96,138, (202) 225-6276

You can view the ad in full here.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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