Resolution to Lower Gun Violence & Improve
Health, Happiness & Wellbeing through Planned Acts of Kindness
The U.S. is Suffering from a Gun Violence Epidemic & Planned Acts of Kindness is the Vaccine. People in the United States are living with an epidemic: The impact of Gun Violence. Directly and indirectly, Gun Violence is harmful to the health, happiness, and well-being of children and adults.
WHEREAS the past several years have seen the frequency of Gun Violence across America rise from 269 Mass Shootings in 2014 to 690 in 2021. Gun-related injuries increased from 22,779 in 2014 to 40,602 in 2021. Gun deaths rose from 12,418 in 2014 to 45,098 in 2021. Every new year is poised to exceed the highest numbers yet in all Gun Violence categories.
WHEREAS the consequences of Gun Violence aren’t restricted to those directly connected to the violence, they negatively impact the emotional growth and development of children, and the mental health of youth and adults of all ages.
WHEREAS the problem isn’t guns per se, the problem is our failure to value life and properly socialize our youth and adults that have led to the breakdown of civility and kindness throughout all segments of society. The solution isn’t just raising the age when — or limiting what — people can purchase.
WHEREAS to cure the problem we must take a systemized and scalable approach to make civility and kindness integral ingredients to people’s daily routines. Having a delivery and support system that provides, recognizes, and rewards children and adults on their performance of specific Planned Acts of Kindness and skill-building volunteer activities is requisite to its success.
WHEREAS having these Planned Acts of Kindness programs in place fosters collaboration between individuals and institutions to achieve optimal benefits — exactly what is necessary according to the Children’s Welfare League of America (CWLA).
WHEREAS the benefits to people engaging in Planned Acts of Kindness activities include greater well-being, better relationships, and stronger community ties —exactly what’s needed for people to live happier, healthier lives. Engaging in Planned Acts of Kindness and being a member of the PAK community will reduce participants’ feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts and tendencies. Participation in the programs and support system will help insulate and protect people of all ages from the anti-social behaviors of others while at the same time lowering the number of people engaging in these behaviors, and Gun Violence, in the first place.
WHEREAS the benefits to society from people engaging in Planned Acts of Kindness activities include lower rates of violence, less mental illness, less substance abuse, less crime, safer communities, less government expenditures, more productive members of society, greater tax revenue; and, of course, fewer suicides, injuries, and murders.
RESOLVED, that the Not-for-Profit Organization, Planned Acts of Kindness (PAK):
1. has spent years in the development of kindness and civility-based “Quality of Life” programs that work for the betterment of kids, people, and the planet;
2. has multiple programs, books, courses, events, and initiatives that, because of the diversity of people, are needed to engage, inspire, and transform behavior in children as young as four years old through adults of all ages, genders, nationalities, races, religions, education, and income;
3. calls upon individuals including students, parents, employees, the unemployed, and the retired to incorporate Planned Acts of Kindness programs and activities into their lifestyle and encourages people of all ages to take a proactive role in participating in these transformative programs as they strive for greater Quality of Life for themselves, their families, their communities, our country, our global neighbors, and the future of the planet;
4. calls upon governments, companies, faith-based organizations, non-profits, and schools of all sizes to incorporate Planned Acts of Kindness programs and activities into work/life balance, health, and wellness, and Corporate Social Responsibility offerings for employees, contractors, families as well as stakeholders and shareholders.
WHEREAS our goal is to have tens of millions of children in schools, and hundreds of millions of people around the world engaging daily in Planned Acts of Kindness programs and activities and positively transforming the Quality of Life for billions of people on the planet.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I am adding my name to this Resolution in support of the 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Planned Acts of Kindness, and its “Quality of Life” Mission as evidenced through its civility and kindness programs and initiatives.