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FILE - This Dec. 12, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York.  McCartney is adding his voice to Tony Bennett's campaign against gun violence. The former Beatle recorded a voice message that's part of a text-to-call operation Wednesday, April 17, 2013, for Bennett's Voices Against Violence campaign. McCartney and others are encouraging Americans to send a text, which will lead to the singer's message and connect the caller to their local senate office after proving their zip code. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca, file)
FILE - This Dec. 12, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York. McCartney is adding his voice to Tony Bennett's campaign against gun violence. The former Beatle recorded a voice message that's part of a text-to-call operation Wednesday, April 17, 2013, for Bennett's Voices Against Violence campaign. McCartney and others are encouraging Americans to send a text, which will lead to the singer's message and connect the caller to their local senate office after proving their zip code. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca, file)
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(AP) Paul McCartney is adding his voice to Tony Bennett's campaign against gun violence.


The former Beatle recorded a voice message that's part of a text-to-call operation Wednesday for Bennett's Voices Against Violence campaign. McCartney and others are encouraging Americans to send a text, which will lead to the singer's message and connect the caller to their local Senate office after providing their zip code.


The Senate will vote Wednesday on a proposal to expand background checks, the linchpin of the effort to curb gun violence. In December, 20 children and six aides were shot and killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, propelling gun violence into a national issue. Families of the Newtown victims have been lobbying lawmakers.


Other celebrities supporting include Alec Baldwin, Gloria Estefan, Josh Groban and Juanes.


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Online:


http://www.voicesagainstviolence.com


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