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MomsRising, PICONetwork, UltraViolet, Children's Defense Fund and the National Network to End Domestic Violence are pleased to present this gathering of voices against gun violence.

Gun violence causes more than 30 deaths daily, yet gun manufacturers and their allies hope that the public will forget this inconvenient fact. We won’t forget.

Today marks the six-month anniversary of the Newtown school shootings, and nearly the fifth month anniversary of the tragic death of Hadiya Pendleton. While both those events were well covered by the media, the fact is that gun violence breaks hearts in families and communities each and every day.

We are joining together to remember the grave toll that senseless and preventable gun violence takes on our nation and to use our voices to turn anger into ACTION. Together we can achieve the meaningful gun policy reform we need for safer families and communities.

Please read these blog posts by scrolling down this page, leave a comment or two and share them with your family and friends. Thank you!

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Co-Founder and Executive Director/CEO, MomsRising.org
Scott Reed, Executive Director, PICO National Network
Nita Chaudhary and Shaunna Thomas, Co-Founders, UltraViolet
Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fund
Kim Gandy, President & CEO, National Network to End Domestic Violence

Andrea Filkins
I’m Taking a Stand Against Gun Violence

Beverly Rains, Reston-Herndon Alliance to Stop Gun Violence
Ryan’s Story

Caren Benjamin, Americans United for Change
Love Is Powerful Thing

C'BS ALife Allah
When Shaniqua Doesn’t Live in Newtown: Valuing the Lives of Black and Brown Children

Cliff Schecter
Thoughts Of A Father On The Newtown Anniversary

Deldelp Medina, AltMamí
I Love Our Constitution

Diana Limongi, Mamiverse
Is Gun Safety Really Better in the U.S. Compared to South America?

Donna Hall, Women Donors Network
Six Months After Sandy Hook: Renewing our Passion in the Struggle to Protect American Families from Gun Violence

Erin Kotecki Vest, Queen of Spain
That Panicked Race to School that Every Parent Dreads

Frances Davis
I Lost All 3 of My Sons Within 6 Years to Senseless Gun Violence

Gail Yamner, Joint Action Committee for Political Affairs
Make Mass Shootings a Memory

Gina Carroll, Tortured By Teenagers
Why Did Raymond in the 5th Grade Need Bullets?

Heidi Yewman, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
My Newtown Moment

Ilina Ewen, Dirt and Noise
NC’s Lack of Gun Sense is Nonsense

Jean Fay, National Education Association
Promise to my mom

Joan Peterson, CommonGunSense.com
Senseless. Violent. Unexpected. Life Changing.

Katherine Doerr Morosky, National Education Association
For Newtown, Moms unite to making this country safer

Lauren Weiss, National Council of Jewish Women
The Gruesome Combination of Guns and Intimate Partner Violence

Lisa Kiser, Clinical Nursing Instructor
I Am Speaking to the Future

Lisa Sharon Harper, Sojourners
Our Brothers’ Keeper

Lori Haas, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Pursuing Happiness Post-Newtown

Lorraine C. Ladish, Mamiverse
Will Mothers Be the Champions of Gun Control?

Margaret Hobart, Can You Relate?
Where the Danger Often Is

Maria Castro, Tough Cookie Mommy
Enough Is Enough!

Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund
We Can Do Better

Marilu Garcia, Concerned California Grandmother
Losing a Child to Gun Violence Changes Everything

Miranda Pacchiana, Newtown Action Alliance
Newtown Action Alliance Honors Our Victims by Demanding Change

Morra Aarons-Mele, Women Online
We Won't Stop Fighting to Demand Action

Nina Perez, MomsRising.org
Your Gun Won’t Make Kids Feel Safer

Nordette Adams, Whose Shoes Are These Anyway?
Sacrificing Children for the Love of Guns

Paulette Sullivan Moore, National Network to End Domestic Violence
Guns - New Times, New Solutions

Rebecca Silverman, Jewish Women International
Why Women Should Care About Expanding Background Checks

Ricky Y. Choi, Asian Health Services
Stemming Gun Violence: A Window of Opportunity

Ronnie Citron- Fink, Moms Clean Air Force 
Keeping Our Babies Safe

Rabbi Steve Gutow, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
Gun, Violence, Honesty, and Responsibility

Traci Underwood, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Bullets are not a safety plan

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