Sorrow, Anger, ACTION! — A Gathering of Voices Against Gun ViolencePosted June 14th, 2013 by Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Scott Reed, Nita Chaudhary, Shaunna Thomas, Marian Wright Edelman and Kim Gandy
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
I’m Taking a Stand Against Gun Violence
Beverly Rains, Reston-Herndon Alliance to Stop Gun Violence
Caren Benjamin, Americans United for Change
Love Is Powerful Thing
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
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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