Jan
5
to Jan 1

Campaign Against Assault Weapons: Say No to #WeaponsOfWar by Signing our Petition

After the deadly mass shootings in Sandy Hook, Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs and Parkland, we are saying enough to #WeaponsOfWar! Join a broad coalition of 170 organizations on a #CampaignAgainstAssaultWeapons. Please say NO to #WeaponsOfWar by signing our petition to ask Donald Trump and the Members of 115th Congress to pass a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. 

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National Campaign to #VoteThemOut to #EndGunViolence in America
Mar
5
to Jan 1

National Campaign to #VoteThemOut to #EndGunViolence in America

VOLUNTEER FOR THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO #VoteThemOut to #EndGunViolence IN AMERICA. 

Sign up HERE to make a pledge and to help our National Campaign to #VoteThemOut to #EndGunViolence in America. We will be endorsing candidates across the nation who will stand with us. 95% of Americans support universal background checks on gun sales and 65% of Americans support a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. It's time for our elected representatives to listen to us or get voted out. 

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Reserve Your Seat on the Newtown Bus for #MarchForOurLives
Mar
24
5:00 AM05:00

Reserve Your Seat on the Newtown Bus for #MarchForOurLives

The students from Parkland are saying #NeverAgain after a gunman with weapons of war gunned down their peers and teachers in their school on February 14, 2018 and they will be marching for their lives on March 24th in Washington D.C.Due to the generosity of our supporters, we are currently offering chartered buses for the Connecticut students, teachers and parents who are interested in making a day-trip to stand side-by-side with the students from Parkland. If there is more demand then we will likely consider adding additional buses.

We invite students, teachers & their parents to reserve their seats HERE by March 10th so that we have enough time to reserve the appropriate number of buses.

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#GhostVote
Jan
1
to Jan 20

#GhostVote

Gun violence is a problem in America that can’t be ignored.  We encourage you to give victims of gun violence a voice, and declare that you’ll be casting a vote in their honor.  We are calling the campaign the #GhostVote.  The aim of the new campaign is to put common-sense gun laws at the top of the agenda leading to the elections.

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Contact Your Elected Representatives
Feb
28
3:00 PM15:00

Contact Your Elected Representatives

Contact the President: https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact

The Congressional Switchboard Number is 202-224-3121. 

Contact your Senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

Contact your House of Representatives: http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Here are some articles about how to make calls to Congress and why you should:

Here’s Why You Should Call Not E-mail Your Legislators

How to Effectively Lobby Your Congressperson

A political insider’s viral advice on how to make your Congress member listen

Contact your State Legislators: https://www.congress.gov/state-legislature-websites

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Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Broadway Review: Benefit for Newtown Action Alliance

BROADWAY REVIEW

FEATURING CATE BLANCHETT & JASON HAYES
TO BENEFIT THE NEWTOWN ACTION ALLIANCE

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Oscar Award winning actress Cate Blanchett from “The Present”® Broadway Drama will be joined by Jason Hayes, her hair & makeup department head and the organizer of #DisarmHate Rally, and other special guests for an evening of unforgettable performance to benefit the Newtown Action Alliance. 

Monday, February 20, 8-10PM The Stonewall Inn 53 Christopher Street New York City

Organized by Jason Hayes of Disarm Hate 2016

Performers: Margeaux Powell Aurora Sexton: Miss Gay USofA Candis Cox Vancie Vega Zola Powell Brenda Dharling And other special guest

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS!

This is a size restricted venue. There are no refunds or cancellations. There is limited seating and standing room. Advanced reservations ONLY will be honored. No tickets will be sold at the venue.

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Women's March on Washington
Jan
26
1:00 PM13:00

Women's March on Washington

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Dear Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Advocates,
 
On Saturday, you marched with us!

You joined nearly 5 million women, men and children at the Women's March in Washington D.C. and in sister cities & towns around the globe. We marched for our right to live without fear of gun violence in our daily lives. We marched because too many of us know firsthand that guns don't make us safer. 

Today, as Donald Trump signs his Executive Orders that take away women's rights and damage our environment, we are asking you get to know your three Members of Congress (MoCs) and send them a "HEAR OUR VOICE" postcard!

Former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party created the INDIVISIBLE GUIDE to help activists fight for our issue (s) during Trump's Presidency. We will share these strategies with you to promote our efforts to #EndGunViolence. 

We ask you to put pressure on your three Members of Congress (MoCs) — your House Representative and two Senators. Even MoCs who support your issue (s) need to hear from you so that they can adequately represent you.   

1. "Begin with these five steps to gather intel. Before anything else, take the following five steps to arm yourself with information necessary for all future advocacy activities.

  1. Find your three MoCs, their official websites, and their office contact info at www.callmycongress.com
     
  2. Sign up on your MoCs’ website to receive regular email updates, invites to local events, and propaganda to understand what they’re saying. Every MoC has an e-newsletter.
     
  3. Find out where your MoCs stands on the issues of the day — appointment of white supremacists, tax cuts for the rich, etc. Review their voting history at VoteSmart.org.Research their biggest campaign contributors at OpenSecrets.org
     
  4. Set up a Google News Alert (http://www.google.com/alerts) — for example for “Rep. Bob Smith” — to receive an email whenever your MoC is in the news.
     
  5. Research on Google News (https://news.google.com/news) what local reporters have written about your MoCs. Find and follow them on Twitter, and build relationships. Before you attend or plan an event, reach out and explain why your group is protesting and provide them background materials and a quote. Journalists on deadline — even those who might not agree with you — appreciate when you provide easy material for a story"

2. Participate in Women's March on Washington's 10 Actions in 100 Days FIRST ACTION by sending "HEAR OUR VOICE" postcards to your three Members of Congress. 

Download your printable postcards at home here or professionally here

Write a postcard to your three Members of Congress about why gun violence prevention and other issues matter the most to you - and how you’re going to continue to fight for it in the days, weeks and months ahead.

You can go it alone, or consider inviting some friends, neighbors and fellow Marchers over for a drink or dinner sometime in the next ten days to talk about your experience and fill out your postcards.

- Newtown Action Alliance

Clikc here to print your
Women's March on Washington
10 Actions 100 Days
First Action Hear Our Voice Postcards! 

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Unload your Mutual Fund: Don’t Invest in Gun Profiteers
Jan
6
to Jan 1

Unload your Mutual Fund: Don’t Invest in Gun Profiteers

Before the Sandy Hook tragedy, it never occurred to us that our 401Ks, 529s, and IRAs and other accounts could be invested in mutual funds and stocks of companies that profit from the sale of guns and ammunition. Sickeningly, gun sales increase after every well publicized mass shooting.

You can help make a difference by unloading your investments in the gun industry. Reuters has compiled a list of more than 500 mutual funds that have stock holdings worth billions in these three gun manufacturers: Vista Outdoors, Sturm Ruger and Smith & Wesson.

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Gun Makers Only Industry that Can’t be Sued. Wait, what? — Ask Congress to support the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act to repeal PLCAA
Jan
6
12:00 PM12:00

Gun Makers Only Industry that Can’t be Sued. Wait, what? — Ask Congress to support the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act to repeal PLCAA

VOLUNTEER FOR THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN TO #VoteThemOut to #EndGunViolence IN AMERICA. 

Sign up HERE to make a pledge and to help our National Campaign to #VoteThemOut to #EndGunViolence in America. We will be endorsing candidates across the nation who will stand with us. 95% of Americans support universal background checks on gun sales and 65% of Americans support a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. It's time for our elected representatives to listen to us or get voted out. 

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Contact These Hall of Shamers
Jan
5
5:00 PM17:00

Contact These Hall of Shamers

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Contact These Hall of Shamers

Sign up for Shame On Congress and join the millions fighting to have our voices represented in Washington DC.

The following Senators voted against legislation to reduce gun violence that 90% of Americans supported. Let your voice be heard and contact any or all the Senators below and tell them you want sensible gun legislation now and the status-quo they support is unacceptable!


Lamar Alexander
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Kelly Ayotte
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John Barrasso
WY
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Max Baucus
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Mark Begich

AK

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RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE 4th ANNUAL NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE 4th ANNUAL NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE

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RESERVE YOUR SEAT AT THE 4th ANNUAL NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2016 AT 7PM ST MARKS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, CAPITOL HILL, WASHINGTON D.C.

By December 14, 2016, the 4th anniversary of the tragic Newtown shooting, an estimated 120,000 Americans will have died from guns and another 300,000 more Americans will have been injured by guns. It’s a heartbreaking toll that affects all of our communities.

When the news vehicles depart, the victims, survivors and the families impacted by gun violence are often forgotten. Therefore, the Newtown Foundation together with Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and Organizing for Action will bring families of victims and survivors of gun violence from Newtown and from around the nation---from urban, rural and suburban communities---to the 4th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence for a service of mourning and loving remembrance at the St Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on December 14th at 7:00pm.

The 4th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence in D.C. will lead the nationwide local vigils and events across the nation to shed a light on the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our communities.

Reserve your seats here.

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Save the Date: The Newtown Foundation's 4th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Save the Date: The Newtown Foundation's 4th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence

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The Newtown Foundation (Newtown Action Alliance's 501c3) will be joined by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Organizing for Action and States United to Prevent Gun Violence to sponsor the 4th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill.  Please stay tuned for more information in the coming months.

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The Newtown Foundation National Vigils to #EndGunViolence
Dec
14
to Dec 18

The Newtown Foundation National Vigils to #EndGunViolence

Join us at one of hundreds of Nationwide Vigils to #EndGunViolence in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, as well as the 120,000 American victims of gun violence since December 2012.

The vigil will be part of a nationwide tribute in partnership with the Newtown Foundation, St Marks Episcopal Church, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Organizing for Action, Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

To find a local vigil near you, please visit www.newtownfoundation.org.

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Sign Up to Help Us Deliver Coalition Gun Violence Prevention Letters to Congress!
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Sign Up to Help Us Deliver Coalition Gun Violence Prevention Letters to Congress!

On the 4th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, we will hand-deliver the following letter to all members of Congress.

Please sign up here to join us at St Marks Episcopal Church at 1:00pm on Wednesday, December 14th and/or December 15th to deliver these letters to Congress.

Address: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church | 301 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

December 14, 2016

Dear Senator or Representative _______:

December 14, 2016 is the four-year anniversary date of the devastating Sandy Hook shootings. We continue to mourn the senseless loss of 20 innocent children and their educators on December 14, 2012. We also mourn the loss of 120,000 other Americans who have been killed with guns since that tragic day.

The brutal shootings of 20 children and six educators should have been enough for Congress to take swift action to reduce gun violence. It is tragic and shameful that the House of Representatives has not yet voted on a gun violence prevention (GVP) bill and the Senate has rejected the GVP bills three times in the last four years. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey’s (R-PA) bipartisan Senate Amendment 715 to S.649 to require background checks on gun sales, was defeated 54-46 on April 17, 2013 after the Sandy Hook shooting and defeated once again by 50-48 margin on December 3, 2015, the day after the San Bernardino shooting. Senator Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) Amendment 4750 to H.R.2578 to require background checks on sale of all guns, was also defeated 55-44 on June 20, 2016 after the senseless Orlando Pulse Night Club shooting.

Annually, over 33,000 Americans die from gunshots and another 80,000 American are getting injured by gunshots. Congress has shamefully done nothing to close the dangerous loopholes in our nation’s gun laws to keep Americans safe from gun violence.

We are a coalition of families of victims, survivors, and gun violence prevention groups from across this great nation representing over 22 million supporters from every state and we are collectively imploring you to support the following bills to end gun violence in our nation:

CLOSE THE LOOPHOLES & EXPAND BACKGROUND CHECKS TO THE SALE OF ALL GUNS:

Senate: Re-introduce, vote on, and support Senator Chris Murphy’s (D-CT) Senate Amendment 4750 to H.R.2578, which is the text language from Senator Charles Schumer’s bill, S.2934, “to ensure that all individuals who should be prohibited from buying a firearm are listed in the national instant criminal background check system and require a background check for every firearm sale”.

House: Cosponsor, vote on, and support companion language such as Rep. Jackie Speier’s (D-CA 14th District) Bill from the 114th Congress: H.R. 3411: the Fix Gun Checks Act of 2015.

For more information on why an expanded federal background check bill should be supported: https://cdn.americanprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/BackgroundChecks-factsheet3.pdf

According to Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, “Background checks keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people like felons, domestic abusers, and the severely mentally ill. According to FBI data, the Brady Law has blocked more than 3.0 million gun sales to prohibited people since it went into effect in 1994.”

Numerous polls consistently demonstrate that more than 90% of Americans support universal background checks.

BAN ASSAULT RIFLES AND HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES:

Senate: Introduce, vote on, and support a Senate companion to Representative David Ciciline’s (D-RI 1st District) bill H.R. 4269 to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity magazines.

House: Cosponsor, vote on, and support reintroduction of Representative David Cicilline bill H.R. 4269 to ban assault weapons and limit high capacity magazines.

REPEAL THE 2005 PROTECTION OF LAWFUL COMMERCE IN ARMS ACT (PLCAA):

Senate: Cosponsor, vote on, and support reintroduction of legislation like Senators Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) bill in the 114th Congress, S. 2469 - A bill to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act to eliminate the special legal protection that shields the firearms manufacturers and dealers from being held liable when crimes have been committed with their products. For the last decade, PLCAA has provided the corporate gun industry special legal protection that is not enjoyed by any other industry in America.

House: Cosponsor, vote on, and support reintroduction of companion legislation by Rep. Adam Schiff, [D-CA-28] of H.R.4399 - Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

For more information on the harmful effects of PLCAA: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/guns-crime/report/2016/01/15/128949/immunizing-the-gun- industry-the-harmful-effect-of-the-protection-of-lawful-commerce-in-arms-act/

ALLOW THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC), AS WELL AS OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES, TO AGGRESSIVELY CONDUCT RESEARCH ON GUN VIOLENCEPREVENTION:

Dedicate funding for the CDC to support gun violence prevention research and begin to reverse the chilling effect caused by the Appropriations amendment first authored by Rep. Jay Dickey (R-AR) in 1996, also referred to as the Dickey Rider, which continues to practically limit the CDC and other federal agencies from directing public funding toward reducing gun injuries and deaths in America in any significant way equal to the challenge by taking a public health approach to studying it.

For more information on why gun violence research should be encouraged and funded without such destructive appropriations riders, go to: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/guns- crime/report/2016/03/09/132894/removing-barriers-and-reinvesting-in-public-health-research-on-gun- violence/

It is past time for Congress to do its job to keep all Americans safe from gun injuries and death. We demand a vote on these common sense measures to end gun violence in our nation.

Sincerely, Newtown Action Alliance A New Routine for America African American Ministers In Action (AAMIA) All Saints Church Pasadena Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Alliance of Baptists American Federation of Teachers American Humanist Association American Nurses Association Amnesty International USA Arizonans for Gun Safety Battle Born Progress Bergen County Brady Chapter Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence united with the Million Mom March Campaign to Unload Ceasefire Oregon CeaseFire Pennsylvania Center of Concern CHICAGO SURVIVORS Children's Firearm Safety Alliance Christopher Hale Coalition Against Gun Violence, a Santa Barbara County Coalition Coalition to Stop Gun Violence CODEPINK Colorado Ceasefire Conference of Major Superiors of Men CT Against Gun Violence Disciples Home Missions, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Dominican Sisters of Peace Episcopal Peace Fellowship Every Child Matters Families4peace Fig Tree Revolution Franciscan Action Network Franciscan Peace Center Friends Against Violence Everywhere GAYS AGAINST GUNS Georgians for Gun Safety Global Justice Institute, Metropolitan Community Churches Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership GunControlToday Heeding God's Call to End Gun Violence Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence Iowa Conference United Methodist Women Iowans for Gun Safety Islamic Society of North America Jessi's Message Jewish Social Policy Action Network (JSPAN) Joint Action Committee JPIC Committee of the Sisters of St. Francis Leadership Conference of Women Religious LGBTQ4GVP Maine Gun Safety Coalition Marylander to Prevent Gun Violence Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence Mennonite Central Committee, U.S. Washington Office MomsRising National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd National Cathedral Gun Violence Prevention Group National Coalition Against Domestic Violence National Council of Churches National Domestic Violence Hotline National Education Association National Gun Victims Action Council National Physicians Alliance Nebraskans Against Gun Violence NETWORK New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence New Yorkers Against Gun Violence North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Northern Virginia Brady Campaign Northwest Corner Committee for Gun Violence Prevention One Pulse for America Pride Fund to End Gun Violence Progressive Congress Action Fund Protect Minnesota Protest Easy Guns Rabbinical Assembly Rabbis Against Gun Violence Reston-Herndon Alliance To End Gun Violence Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence Safe Campus Colorado Sisters of Mercy of the Americas' Institute Justice Team Sisters of Mercy of the Americas' Institute Justice Team States United to Prevent Gun Violence Stop Handgun Violence Stop Killing Innocent People (SKIP) Tampa Bay Center for Community Transformation Team 26, Inc. The Campaign to Keep Guns off Campus The Connecticut Effect The Safe Tennessee Project The United Methodist Church - General Board of Church and Society Union for Reform Judaism Unitarian Universalist Association, Multicultural Growth & Witness United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries United Methodist Church Utah Parents Against Gun Violence Violence Prevention Coalition of Greater Los Angeles Vision Quilt WAVE Educational Fund Women Against Gun Violence Women's Law Project Women's Voices Raised for Social Justice

Thank you for your help. Newtown Action Alliance www.newtownaction.org info@newtownaction.org

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2016: JOIN US AT OUR 2ND ANNUAL NEWTOWN FOUNDATION BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT THE 4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

SEPTEMBER 24, 2016: JOIN US AT OUR 2ND ANNUAL NEWTOWN FOUNDATION BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT THE 4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN US AT OUR 2ND ANNUAL NEWTOWN FOUNDATION BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT THE 4TH ANNUAL NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE

Last year at our 1st Annual Newtown Foundation Breakfast Fundraiser, we honored the families of victims of gun violence, survivors of gun violence and advocates who have devoted their lives to ending gun violence in our nation. We also raised funds to bring families that have been impacted by gun violence to Washington D.C. for the 3rd Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence.

This year, we invite you to join Grammy-nominated and award winning producer Mark Carman with honored guests Senators Blumenthal and Murphy at our 2nd Annual Newtown Foundation Breakfast Fundraiser to support the 4th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence.

What: This is the main fundraiser to bring families and survivors impacted gun violence and gun violence prevention advocates to Washington D.C. on December 14th to honor and remember all victims of gun violence on the 4th anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.

When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9-11am.

Where: The Waterview 215 Roosevelt Drive, Monroe, CT 06468

Keynote Speaker: Mark Carmon is a former police officer, an under cover operative, a Naval Intelligence operative, a recipient of the President’s Volunteers in Service to America Lifetime Achievement Award, Ambassador of Good Will (State of Tennessee), Grammy Nominations, Song-writing Awards, and Number One Recordings.

Special Guests: Connecticut Senators Blumenthal and Murphy have been working tirelessly since the Sandy Hook tragedy to pass common sense federal legislation to end gun violence.

The 2016 #HonorWithAction award recipients will be honored.

Please reserve your tickets here. Individual tickets: $60 each Table sponsors: $600 for a table of 10 seats

If you cannot join us, please consider making a tax-deductible donation here. The Newtown Foundation is a 501c3 all-volunteer organization therefore 100% of your donation will go directly to sponsor the National Vigil and to bring the families of victims, survivors of gun violence and advocates to Washington D.C.

You can also mail your donation to: The Newtown Foundation P.O. Box 3325 Newtown, CT 06470

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Aug
13
11:00 AM11:00

#DisarmHate2016 Rally in Washington D.C.

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Please sign up here to get on the bus to rally in Washington D.C. to end discrimination and gun violence.

After the Orlando shooting, Jason Hayes, a celebrity hairdresser, decided to plan a rally in Washington D.C. on August 13, 2016 to push for LGBTQ equal rights and realistic gun reform. Click here to donate to help sponsor the rally and click here for more information on the rally.

The following groups are cosponsoring the rally: Adelphi University Americans for Responsible Solutions Coalition to Stop Gun Violence CODE PINK Connecticut Against Gun Violence Doctors for America Gays Against Guns Million Mom March Moms Rising National Coalition Against Domestic Violence New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Newtown Action Alliance One Pulse for America Pride Fund to End Gun Violence Rabbis Against Gun Violence Sandy Hook Promise States United to Prevent Gun Violence Students United Against Gun Violence The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence The Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC The Matthew Shepard Foundation The National Council of Jewish Women The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence The Trevor Project UNDER THE GUN Women Against Gun Violence

Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Newtown Action Alliance and Sandy Hook Promise are sponsoring buses from Newtown to Washington D.C. so that you can attend this important rally to #DisarmHate. Click here to donate for the buses from Newtown.

The buses will leave at 4:30AM and leave Washington D.C. at approximately 6PM on August 13th.

Ron Pinciaro, Executive Director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence Po Murray, Chairman of Newtown Action Alliance Alexa Tomassi, Social Media Manager of Sandy Hook Promise

For more information on the #DisarmHate2016 Rally, go to:

Official Twitter: @DisarmHate Official Facebook: Facebook.com/DisarmHate2016 Official Hashtags: #DisarmHate2016 #DisarmHate Official Website: www.disarmhate2016.com

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Connecticut Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Coalition to Turn Newtown Orange to Recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Connecticut Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Coalition to Turn Newtown Orange to Recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day

For Immediate Release: Media Advisory
June 1, 2016

Contacts:
Connecticut Against Gun Violence: Ron Pinciaro 203-955-1009 (Office); 203-895-0651 (Mobile)

Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence/The Brady Campaign Southwestern CT Chapter: Jonathan Perloe GreenwichCAGV@icloud.com, BradySWCT@bradymail.org 203-249-7027

Moms Demand Action, CT Chapter: Kara Fitzgerald 203-733-6506 kfitzgerald@everytown.org

Newtown Action Alliance: John Kelley jkelley@newtownaction.org 917-679-6475

Sandy Hook Promise: Dini von Mueffling Communications Stephanie Morris Stephanie@h-vm.com 646-650-5005

Under The Gun: Lionsgate Kathryn Clarkson kclarkson@lionsgate.com

Connecticut Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) Coalition to Turn Newtown Orange to Recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 2 with Newtown Orange Walk, Rally and Screening of Under the Gun Documentary Film

More than 200 Connecticut Gun Violence Victims’ Family Members, GVP Advocates and Community Leaders Will Join More Than 300 #WearOrange Partners, Influencers, Landmarks and Elected Officials Across the Country to Support an America Free from Gun Violence

Newtown, CT- Governor Dannel P. Malloy joins the “Wear Orange” campaign (www.WearOrange.org) and proclaims June 2, 2016, Gun Violence Awareness Day in the State of Connecticut. First Selectwoman Patricia Llodra also proclaims June 2, 2016, Gun Violence Awareness Day in the Town of Newtown, Connecticut. “Wear Orange” campaign and National Gun Violence Awareness Day was inspired by Chicago teens who refused to be silent in the face of daily gun violence.

What: On the 2nd Annual National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Connecticut Against Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Newtown Action Alliance, Sandy Hook Promise, Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence, and the Brady Campaign Southwestern CT Chapter will be joining the national #WearOrange campaign by turning Newtown Orange to honor and remember all victims of gun violence. Over 150 events are being held nationwide.

When/Where: Thursday, June 2, 2016 6:00 P.M. Orange Walk from Fairfield Hills to Edmond Town Hall, Keating Farms Avenue, Newtown, CT 6:45 P.M. Orange Rally at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St, Newtown, CT 8:00 P.M. Epix Original Documentary, Under the Gun Documentary Screening at Danbury AMC Loews Theater 61 Eagle Rd, Danbury, CT 06810

Who: 200 family members of gun violence, gun violence prevention advocates and community leaders will be wearing orange and participating in the Orange Walk, Rally and Under the Gun Documentary Screening

The following speakers are lined up for the Orange Rally to be held at Edmond Town Hall: Pat Llodra, First Selectwoman of Newtown Ron Pinciaro, Executive Director of Connecticut Against Gun Violence Abbey Clements, Survivor Engagement Lead, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, CT Chapter Po Murray, Chairman of Newtown Action Alliance Nicole Hockley, Founder and Managing Director of Sandy Hook Promise Tom Campbell, Family of Victim of Gun Violence Reverend Matt Crebbin from the Newtown Congregational Church
 

Registration for the Orange Walk and Rally:

Registration for the screening


Simultaneously, at the Connecticut Democrats Progress Dinner, advocates will offer orange ribbons and copies of the Governor’s proclamation to each of the more than 1,000 guests attending the dinner.

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CT Against Gun Violence is a statewide gun violence prevention group whose mission is to reduce gun violence through education and legislative advocacy. www.cagv.org.

The Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence is a local grassroots organization of concerned residents from Greenwich, CT. Our mission is to join hands with others to work for common-sense state and federal regulation of firearms to help reduce gun violence.

About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America--Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, it is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than three million members and more than 100,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit www.momsdemandaction.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MomsDemandAction or on Twitter at @MomsDemand

The Newtown Action Alliance (www.newtownaction.org) is a grassroots organization formed after the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It works to make America’s children, families, and all citizens safer through legislative and cultural change that will reduce gun violence.

About Sandy Hook Promise - Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. Sandy Hook Promise is focused on preventing gun violence (and all violence) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing parents, schools and communities on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. Make the Promise at www.sandyhookpromise.org.

About Under The Gun: From award winning journalist / bestselling author Katie Couric and director Stephanie Soechtig comes, UNDER THE GUN, a critically acclaimed, stirring and insightful film about America’s love-hate affair with guns. Couric and Soechtig—the team responsible for Fed Up, which looked at the food industry and the alarming spread of childhood obesity—examine why, despite the increase in deaths at the hands of guns and the outpouring of shock and outrage that comes with it, our nation has failed to respond with meaningful action. The Epix Original Documentary, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, followed by a limited theatrical release, will be available on Digital HD and On Demand on May 31 from Lionsgate. Learn more at www.underthegunmovie.com

About Wear Orange--In 2013, a small group of teens at a South Side Chicago high school asked their classmates to honor the life of their murdered friend Hadiya Pendleton by wearing orange – the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others and a color that reflects the value of human life. They inspired the Wear Orange campaign (wearorange.org), a coalition of more than 200 non-profits, cultural influencers and elected officials working to reduce gun violence in America. Spearheaded by Everytown for Gun Safety, the campaign asks Americans who believe we can do more to save lives from gun violence to do one simple thing on June 2, National Gun Violence Awareness Day: Wear Orange. Those who wear orange pledge to honor the lives of Americans stolen by gun violence, to help keep firearms out of dangerous hands and to protect our children from gun violence. Wear Orange has already reached more than 220 million people worldwide and is fast becoming the symbol of the gun violence prevention movement.

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2015 National Vigil
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

2015 National Vigil

NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS of GUN VIOLENCE -- DEC. 9,  2015

By the 3rd anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings, an estimated 90,000 more Americans will have died from gun violence.

Help shine a light on this tragic toll.

Join the Newtown Foundation and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence for the National Vigil at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. on December 9th at 7:00pm and hundreds of locations around the nation between December 10-14th as we honor and give voice to all victims and survivors of gun violence across the nation.

Together we can make a difference!

You are cordially invited to attend the 3rd Annual National Vigil for All Gun Violence Victims

What:  By December 2015, the 2nd anniversary of the Newtown shootings, more than 90,000 Americans nationwide will have died from gunshot wounds. We must continue to shine a light on the epidemic of gun violence in our nation until these gun deaths are reduced. The Newtown Foundation in partnership with the Saint Mark's Episcopal Church will host a 3rd annual national vigil service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America on December 11th in Washington D.C. -near the 3rd anniversary date of the Sandy Hook tragedy.  Please join families of victims of gun violence and special guests in honoring all Americans affected by gun violence.

When:  December 9, 2015 from 7:00PM

Where:  Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, DC 20016

  • If you are interested in submitting a photo of your loved ones lost to gun violence for the updated Tribute Video (to be shown at the National Vigil and at the local vigils if feasible), please submit your photo (s) here: http://newtownaction.org/submitphoto/

Can't Join us in DC?

THE NEWTOWN FOUNDATION GUIDE TO HOLDING A LOCAL VIGIL

Holding a vigil is a powerful way to make a statement and educate your community. A vigil can help focus on the growing tragedy of gun violence in America. 30,000 people per year fall victim to gun violence in this country. One of the ways that you can participate in bringing this issue to people’s attention is to hold a vigil in your community. Download the local Vigil ToolKit here. National Vigil to #EndGunViolence ToolKit

Local vigils planned are below:

StateCityWe are interested in:Name of OrganizationPosition/Title in the OrganizationLast NameFirst Name

ALBirminghamSpecial Sermon/ HomilyTemple Beth-ElUnited Synagogue of Conservative JudaismRabbiRandallKonigsburg

ALMontgomeryVisual Event or VigilMetropolitan UMCUnited Methodist ChurchOutreach/Wit/EvangelismMarshaClayton

ARFayettevilleMayor to issue a proclamation that 12 Dec 2015 is "Remembering All Victims of Gun Violence Day"Arkansans Against Guns On CampusBossSteve

AZTucsonVisual Event or VigilSt Matthew EpiscopalThe Episcopal ChurchService Commission ChairLawrenceWaggoner

AZFlagstaffCity Hall-Flagstaff,AZ 211 W. Aspen Candlelight Vigil, Prayers and Songs Against Violence, Moment of Silence Dec. 11,2015 from 5:00- 6:30Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation: InterFaith Movement to Prevent Gun ViolenceMember Unitarian Universalist congregation(lay organizer)StrobelSue

AZTempePrayer/ Song Against ViolenceMIssion del sol PresbyterianPresbyterian Church USAChairperson, Social Justice and Peacemaking CommissionPamelaBosch

AZSun CityPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceFaith Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church USAHead of StaffSusanMoorefield

AZTucsonPerform Acts of KindnessTrinity PresbyterianPresbyterian Church USAretiredDerryDean

AZTucsonHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Distributing educational material on gun violence preventionSt John on the Desert Presbyterian ChurchpastorLesleyAbrams

AZTucsonEducational Activity/ DiscussionEpiscopal Church of St. MatthewThe Episcopal ChurchFatherRickWilson

AzTucsonInfo. I am brand new to this positionMoms Demand ActionTucson Chapter Team LeaderGeeVicki

AZTucsonSpecial Sermon/ HomilySt. Mark's Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church USAPastorBartSmith

AZPhoenixVigil Dec 13Arizonans for Gun SafetyVolunteer OutreachPetersKaren

BeijingBeijingHolding a vigil in our state on December 11thRennin University of ChinaUndergraduateZhiWeinan

CAEncinitasVisual Event or VigilUnitarian Universal Fellowship of San DieguitoUnitarian Universalist AssociationGun Violence Prevention ChairStephenBartram

CASolana BeachSpecial Sermon/ HomilyUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of San DieguitoUnitarian Universalist AssociationReverendMeghanCefalu

CASacramentoSpecial Sermon/ HomilySt. Mark's United Methodist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchRev.AlanJones

CAWoodland HillsSpecial Sermon/ HomilyWoodland Hills Community ChurchUnited Church of ChristPastorCraigPeterson

CAClaremontOtherClaremont School of TheologyUnited Methodist ChurchAssociate DeanLeaAppleton

CATurlockSpecial Sermon/ HomilyFirst Congregational ChurchUnited Church of ChristPastorJamesRoss

CALos AngelesHolding a vigil in our state on December 9thTemple Isaiah Gun Legislation Advocacy CommitteeChairSloaneKaren

CASan FranciscoSpecial Sermon/ HomilySt. James Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rev.JohnKirkley

CAOaklandVisual Event or VigilLakeshore Avenue Baptist ChurchAlliance of BaptistsPastorJamesHopkins

CAStockton3700 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, California Vigil, Candlelight Vigil, March, Moment of Silence, participants to bring photo, poster, or memento to place on table, say name(s) of loved one lost or affected by gun violence Monday, December 15, 2015 5:30 PMCleveland School RemembersMemberDollPatti

CASolana BeachOur vigil is 13th, would apprecite a tool kit or materials. Thank you!Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San DieguitoDirector of ConnectionsMcCordAdrienne

CADiamond BarVisual Event or VigilDiamond Bar Uniited Church of ChristUnited Church of ChristRev. Dr. / PastorJeanneFavreau-Sorvillo

CAPasadenaWe are holding a vigil on Sunday, Dec. 13, 6:30 PM, on the lawn at All Saints Church, 132 N. Eucliid, Pasadena, CAAll Saints ChurchC0-chair Gun Violence Prevention Task ForceClassickVirginia

CALos AngelesHolding a vigil in our state on December 11th, We will hold Light LA on December 11Women Against Gun ViolenceExecutive DirectorBennettMargot

CASan DiegoPrayer/ Song Against Violence7th Church of Christ ScientistOTHERMemberCathrynRathsam

CADavisSpecial Sermon/ HomilyDavis Community ChurchPresbyterian Church USASenior Pastor/Head of StaffChrisNeufeld-Erdman

CANovatoHolding a vigil on Dec. 9thPeaceNovatoCo-founderSchaeferMaija

CAIrvineOtherSt. Andrew's, IrvineThe Episcopal ChurchVIcarPeterBrowning

CAFremontOtherSt. Joseph Catholic ChurchRoman CatholicNone/MemberToniShellen

CAFRESNOHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaignFRESNO OFA -GUN VIOLENCELEADMARTINEZROSE ANN

CAPALM DESERTPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSt. Margaret's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchVestry MemberMeredithHardy

COLittletonEducational Activity/ DiscussionBeloved CommunityMennonite Central CommitteePastorVernRempel

COColorado SpringsSpecial Sermon/ HomilyAll Souls UU ChurchUnitarian Universalist AssociationRev. Dr.NoriRost

COColorado SpringsHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, service theme on Dec. 13All Souls UU ChurchMinisterRostNori

CODenverSpecial Sermon/ HomilyFirst Universalist Church of DenverUnitarian Universalist AssociationGun Violence Prevention Task Force memberGeneDrumm

CODenverOtherMessiah CommunityEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCFCU RepresentativePattyCordova

COColorado SpringsVisual Event or VigilFirst Congregational Church of Colorado SpringsUnited Church of ChristChair, Justice and Peace MinistryJerryWhite

CODillonVisual Event or VigilLord of the Mountains ELCA ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in Americalay personDianeLuellen

COBoulderEducational Activity/ DiscussionCongregation Bonai ShalomUnited Synagogue of Conservative JudaismRabbiMarcSoloway

CODenverPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceOur Savior's LutheranEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPastorRev. TinaYankee

CODenverSpecial Sermon/ HomilyTemple EmanuelUnion for Reform JudaismRabbiBrianImmerman

CODenverEducational Activity/ DiscussionTemple MicahUnion for Reform JudaismRabbiAdamMorris

CODENVERVisual Event or VigilPark Hill Unites Methodist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLay LeaderJacquiShumway

CODENVERSpecial Sermon/ HomilyFirst Plymouth Congregational ChurchUnited Church of ChristJanMcCoy

CTHartfordPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSt. Monica's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchPriest-in-ChargeTracyJohnson Russell

CTStorrs MansfieldPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceStorrs Congregational Church UCCUnited Church of ChristRev.MatthewEmery

CTStamfordSpecial Sermon/ HomilyTemple Beth EkOTHERRabbiJoshuaHammerman

CTWest HartfordOtherAsylum Hill Congregational ChurchUnited Church of ChristAnnColloton

CTStamfordOn the steps of the old Town Hall in Downtown Stamford, 175 Atlantic Street, Stamford, CT Vigil, Candlelight Vigil, Distribution of Educational Material to #EndGunViolence, Moment of Silence Thursday, December 10, 2015 5:30 PM - 7 PMThe ENOUGH Campaign & Greenwich Council Against Gun Violence & Brady Chapter Southwestern CTCo-LeaderTarantinoShira

CTDanburyEducational Activity/ DiscussionUnitarian Universalist Congregation of DanburyUnitarian Universalist AssociationYvonneRuddy-Stein

CtSalisburyJunction of Routes 41 and 44, Salisbury, Ct. Candlelight Vigil, Prayers and Songs Against Violence, Tolling Bells, Moment of Silence Saturday, December 12, 2015 5:30-6:30 pmNorthwest Corner Committee for Gun Violence PreventionOrganizerdeBoerSophia

CTGlastonburyPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSt. James Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchRectorDeniseCabana

CTNew HavenReading Names of VictimsEpiscopal Church of St. Paul & St. JamesThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rev.AlexDyer

CTOld LymeReading Names of VictimsSt. Ann's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rev'dPageRogers

CTGuilfordPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceChrist Church, GuilfordThe Episcopal ChurchRectorR. HarrisonWest

CTNewtownVisual Event or VigilTrinity, NewtownThe Episcopal ChurchKathieAdams-Shepherd

CTENFIELDPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceFelician Sisters of North AmericaFranciscan Action NetworkJPIC CoordinatorMaryannMueller

CTSOUTHPORTSpecial Sermon/ HomilyTrinity ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rev./RectorMargaretHodgkins

CT NY RI NJ PA IL OK NCNorwalkOtherSisters of the Congregation of Notre DameOTHERCoordinator of Peace and justice for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre DameRose MarySullivan

DCWashingtonPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceTemple MicahUnion for Reform JudaismvolunteerVirginiaSpatz

DCWashingtonSpecial Sermon/ HomilyIslamic Society of North AmericaIslamic Society of North AmericaProgram CoordinatorNadiaHassan

DCWashingtonPrayer/ Song Against Violence15th Street Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church USAElderTressieMuldrow

DCWashingtonSpecial Sermon/ HomilyNational City Christian ChurchDisciples of ChristSenior PastorStephenGentle

DCWashingtonSpecial Sermon/ HomilyCommunity of Sant'EgidioRoman CatholicAthenaFulay

DCWashingtonReading Names of VictimsRiverside Baptist ChurchAlliance of BaptistsDeaconTerrynNelson

DCWASHINGTON DCPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceCalvary Baptist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches of the SouthManagerJacWhatley

DENewarkPerform Acts of KindnessNew Ark United Church of ChristUnited Church of ChristReverend/PastorCynthiaRobinson

FLTampatool kitNew Black Panther PartyChairmanJonesClarence

FLPalm HarborOtherCongregation Beth ShalomUnited Synagogue of Conservative JudaismChair of Social ActionEllenSiegman

FLLakelandVisual Event or VigilSaint David's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchRectorRobertMoses

FLMiamiPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceMiami Shores Community ChurchUnited Church of ChristDeaconMarilynCoronado

GASavannahPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceAsbury Memorial United Methodist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSenior MinisterBillyHester

GAAtlantaPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceAhavath Achim SynagogueUnited Synagogue of Conservative JudaismRabbiNeilSandler

IADubuquePrayer/ Song Against ViolenceMount St. Francis CenterRoman CatholicSisterDorothySchwendinger

IAClintonVisual Event or VigilSisters of St. FrancisFranciscan Action NetworkLauraAnderson

IACedar RapidsA memorial event on December 12thIowans for Gun SafetyExecutive DirectorBrighamJeremy

IADavenportSpecial Sermon/ HomilyEdwards Congregational United Church of ChristUnited Church of ChristSenior PastorChristineIsham

ILChicagoSpecial Sermon/ HomilyChurch of Scientology of ChicagoOTHERSophieGem

ILChicagoSpecial Sermon/ HomilyKAM Isaiah Israel CongregationUnion for Reform JudaismExecutive DirectorJosephSlade

ILCHICAGO77 WEST WASHINGTON BLVD., CHICAGO, ILLINIOS Vigil, Candlelight Vigil, Memorial Service, Prayer Service, Prayers and Songs Against Violence, Acts of Kindness, Pledge to #DoSomething to #EndGunViolence campaign, Proclamation to #EndGunViolence, Moment of Silence, READING OF NAMES FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2015 6:30 PM CSTCHICAGO'S CITIZENS FOR CHANGEFOUNDER/BOARD PRES.JOYMCCORMACK

ILSpringfieldPrayer service with nunsHSOSFCoordinator of Justice and PeaceShawMary

ILRed BudPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceAdorers of the Blood of ChristRoman CatholicSisterFrancesNewton

ILChicagoSpecial Sermon/ HomilyMaple Park United Methodist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSenior PastorRobertBiekman

ILMarkhamHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith serviceRadical End time Ministries Intl.EvangelistRobinsonShundra

ILChicagoAdding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violenceAll Saints Episcopal ChurchCongregantPikeStephen

ILDes PlainesPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSt. Martin's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchThe Very Reverend/RectorM.E.Eccles

ILArlington HeightsHolding a candlelight vigil, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaignNorthwest Suburbs Organizing for Action (NWSOFA)Gun Violence Prevention Co-LeadRisbergCathy

ILSPRINGFIELDOtherH.S.O.S.F.Catholic Health Association of the United StatesJustice and Peace CoordinatorMaryShaw

ILJOLIETVisual Event or VigilJoliet FranciscansRoman CatholicSr. PeggyQuinn

ILOtherSisters of the Congregation of Notre DameOTHERCoordinator of Peace and justice for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre DameRose MarySullivan

ILChicagoHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaignPaving the way ProjectdirectorDavisAntonio

IllinoisOak ParkHosting a vigil on Dec 8 at 6:15PMAscension Catholic ParishparishionerWoznicaCeline

INBeech GroveSpecial Sermon/ HomilyFirst Christian Church of Beech GroveDisciples of ChristReverendPaulHartig

INIndianapolisHolding a vigil in our state on December 11thHCGV.ORGPresidentSmithEdmund

INNotre DamePrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSisters of the Holy CrossRoman CatholicDirector of LiturgyCarrieBowie

INIndianapolisVisual Event or VigilMoms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America Indiana Chapter/Christ Church CathedralThe Episcopal ChurchFaith Outreach LeadMelanieSokhey

INSouth BendOtherPrince of Peace Church of the BrethrenChurch of the BrethrenChurch Board ChairJanBrown

INIndianapolisMonument Circle (Meridian St.) Indianapolis IN Vigil, Prayer Service, Tolling Bells, Pledge to #DoSomething to #EndGunViolence campaign, March Saturday December 12, 2015 3:00 PMMoms Demand Action IN ChapterFaith Outreach Lead Moms Demand Action IN ChapterMelanie Sokhey,Sokhey

INSOUTH BENDEducational Activity/ DiscussionCommunity for Peace and NonviolenceOTHERProgram CoordinatorSharonKniss

INOLDENBURGPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, INRoman CatholicJustice & Peace DirectorMargeWissman

KSGoesselOtherTabor Mennonite ChurchMennonite Central CommitteelaypersonLeannToews

KSWichitaPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceAdorers Mission CenterLeadership Conference of Women ReligiousJPIC ContactSistersAdorers

KSKANSAS CITYEducational Activity/ DiscussionSt. Paul A.M.E. Zion ChurchAfrican Methodist Episcopal Zion ChurchConference OfficerJoanneCollins

KYLouisvilleSpecial Sermon/ HomilyPlymouth Congregational UCCUnited Church of ChristReverandGregWright

KYLouisvilleOtherPresbyterian Peacemaking ProgramPresbyterian Church USAReverend/CoordinatorCarlHorton

KYLouisvillePrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSt. Albert the Great Catholic ChurchRoman CatholicPastoral AssociateLauraGraven

LANew OrleansOtherCongregation of the Mission,USARoman Catholiccatholic priestLouisArceneaux

MASpringfieldSpecial Sermon/ HomilyGardner Memorial A.M.E. Zion ChurchOTHERPastorSamuelSaylor

MABostonVisual Event or VigilFirst Church in BostonUnitarian Universalist AssociationChairperson, Campaign Against Gun ViolenceEllieMiller

MAWilliamstownPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSt. John's Church, WilliamstownThe Episcopal ChurchThe Rev/RectorPeterElvin

MABostonSpecial Sermon/ HomilySt. Stephen's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchPriest AssociateLizSteinhauser

MABostonEducational Activity/ DiscussionSt Stephen's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchVicarTimCrellin

MAFalmouthwe haved booked our vigil for Monday, 12/14, Falmouth, Peg Noonan Park, Main Street, 6:00PMGrandmothers against Gun Viloence.orgMental Health Literacy ChairGlueckKathleen

MABostonHolding a candlelight vigilBU Against Gun ViolenceFounderFuoriLindsay

MABrooklineEducational Activity/ DiscussionSt. Paul's Episcopal Church, BrooklineThe Episcopal ChurchRectorJeffreyMello

MACambridgePrayer/ Song Against ViolenceEpiscopal Divinity SchoolThe Episcopal ChurchDirector of Liturgy, Music, and the ArtsEllenOak

MABrooklineEducational Activity/ DiscussionSt Paul's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchCommittee member Faith and JusticeKateKelley

MAMARLBOROUGHPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSisters of Saint AnneOTHERSocial Concerns ChairCarolProietti

MDRockvilleOtherSaint Mark Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church USAPastorRoyHoward

MDAugustaPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceLeadership Conference of Women ReligiousLeadership Conference of Women ReligiousSisterAnnScholz

MDBaltimoreOtherGrace - St. John's United Methodist Cooperative Parish, Baltimore CityedLeadership Conference of Women ReligiousRev.NancyWebb

MDDamascusPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceCongregation Or ChadashUnion for Reform JudaismRabbiAlisonKobey

MDBethesdaPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceBradley Hills Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church USAElderCarolStarr

MDBethesdaPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceAdat Shalom Reconstructionist CongregationJewish Reconstructionist MovementRabbiFredScherlinder Dobb

MDFrederickPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceCentennial Memorial United Methodist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPastorHelenSmith

MDMontgomery VillagePrayer/ Song Against ViolenceChrist the Servant Lutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPastorKariParsons

MDLusbyPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceMiddleham and St.Peter's ParishThe Episcopal ChurchChrisitan FormationDianeDavies

MEGardinerHolding an Evening Prayer Service on December 12 focusing on gun violenceChrist Church EpiscopalVestry memberWashburneDorothy

MEPortlandHolding a vigil in our state on December 9th at the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke at 7pmSaint Luke's Cathedral Church, Maine Council of ChurchesVolunteerAtkinsonPaula

MEBangorHarlow Street, Bangor ME Candlelight Vigil, Prayer Service Monday, December 14, 2015 5:15 PM ESTNorthern Maine Chapter of Maine Gun Safety CoalitionCoordinatorRoyalMary

MEBrunswickCorner of Pleasant and Middle Streets, Brunswick, ME Vigil, Candlelight Vigil, Memorial Service, Prayer Service, Prayers and Songs Against Violence, Tolling Bells, Pledge to #DoSomething to #EndGunViolence campaign, Educational Activity and/or Discussion, Distribution of Educational Material to #EndGunViolence, Moment of Silence Saturday, December 12, 2015 2:00 PM ESTUnitarian Universalist Church of BrunswickCo-chair Working for JusticeEllisLynn

MEGardinerHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violenceChrist Church EpiscopalVestry memberWashburneDorothy

MEDEER ISLEPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSt Brendan the Navigator Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchPriest-in-ChargeVirginiaPeacock

MEBathVisual Event or VigilFriends School of PortlandReligious Society of FriendsLeslieManning

MEPORTLANDVisual Event or VigilSt. Luke's CathedralThe Episcopal ChurchCanonHeidiShott

MIAnn ArborSpecial Sermon/ HomilyBethlehem UCCUnited Church of ChristSr PastorJohnKennedy

MIPort HuronHolding a vigil in our state on December 11th, Vigil will be Dec 10 at Raven Cafe in Port HuronEpiscopal Peace FellowshipmemberLotzRobert

MIGrand RapidsPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceDominican Sisters ~ Grand RapidsRoman CatholicSisterMary BrigidClingman OP

MIEast LansingHolding a candlelight vigil, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaignMichigan Coalition to Prevent Gun ViolenceMI Coalition to Prevent Gun ViolenceBrundageLinda

MIMonroeOtherIHM Motherhouse- CatholicCatholics In Alliance for the Common GoodSisterMonicaStuhlreyer

MIKALAMAZOOVisual Event or VigilKalamazoo Coalition for Common GroundPresbyterian Church USARev.SaraDorrien-Christians

MNDuluthWe will have a bell ringing on Dec. 14thNorthland Brady/Protect Minnesota ChapterCo-PresidentPetersonJoan

MN285 No. Dale St. St. Paul, MNHolding a vigil service on Dec. 9Lutheran Church of the RedeemerMinisterRolfeOlson

MNSaint PaulSpecial Sermon/ HomilySt MarysThe Episcopal ChurchDeaconMargyMattlin

MNDuluthPrayer/ Song Against ViolencePilgrim Congregational Church UCCUnited Church of ChristPastorJenniferAmy-Dressler

MOSaint LouisPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceCompton Heights Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Disciples of ChristRev. Dr.JacquelynFoster

MOKansas CitySpecial Sermon/ HomilyCentral Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church USAReverendHeidiPeterson

MOSt. LouisWe are holding a vigil in St. Louis on Sunday Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.Women's Voices Raised for Social JusticeChair, Campaign for Common-Sense Gun SolutionsFinchBarbara

MOKansas CityOtherPlatte Woods United Methodist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchJustice Peace Environment Missions LeaderJanetArcher

MOBridgetonPerform Acts of KindnessThe Sarab CommuniityRoman CatholicCatholic SisterEvelynPeterman

MXMexicoSpecial Sermon/ HomilyParroquia de la Sagrada FamiliaThe Episcopal ChurchRev.ArturoCarrasco-Gómez

NCWilmingtoncommunity candlelight prayer vigil on 14 December at 6:00pm at Bailey Park 12 N. Front St. in downtown WilmingtonDec 14th Vigil sponsor list as of 11/30/15: Church of the Servant St. James Episcopal St. Mark’s Episcopal Winter Park Presbyterian Temple of Israel Church of the Good Shepherd Warner Temple AME Zion Church St. Paul's Episcopal Tauheed Islamic Center Holy Cross Episcopal New Covenant Holiness Church Moms-N-Mourning St. Philip’s Southport God's Comprehensive Outreach Coalition Grace Church Whiteville St. Luke AME Zion Church St. Stephen AME Church Price Cathedral AME Zion Church Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church Hope Baptist Church Prayer and Bible Church of God St. Jude MCCWilmington Faiths Against Gun Violencesocial justice coordinatorDonaldArabian

NCRaleighOtherNorth Carolina Council of ChurchesOTHERThe Rev. Dr./Ex. Dir.JenniferCopeland

NCDurham1933 West Cornwallis Road Durham, NC 27705 Candlelight Vigil December 10th 7:00pmNorth Carolinians Against Gun ViolenceExecutive DirectorCeartasBecky

NCLelandHolding a vigil in our state on December 11thConcerned citizevN/aCoyleJohn

NCOtherSisters of the Congregation of Notre DameOTHERCoordinator of Peace and justice for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre DameRose MarySullivan

NELincolnHolding a vigil in our stateInterchurch Ministries of NebraskaPresidentMooreKenneth

NEHastingsHolding a vigil in our state on December 11thselfCEO!SandeenJudith

NELincolnHolding a vigil on another dateInterchurch Ministries of NEPresidentMooreKenneth

NELincolnHolding a vigil in our state on December 11thNebraskans Against Gun ViolencePresidentGaileyAmanda

NEOmahaSpecial Sermon/ HomilyEpiscopal Church of the ResurrectionThe Episcopal ChurchRev./RectorJasonEmerson

NHHanoverEducational Activity/ DiscussionHanover Friends MeetingReligious Society of FriendsKathleenShepherd

NJMorristownVisual Event or VigilChurch of the RedeemerThe Episcopal ChurchAssociate for Youth and FamiliesDaveJones

NJPenningtonHolding a vigil in our state on December 11thMethodist ChurchMissions ChairBoothJoanne

NJRidgewoodEducational Activity/ DiscussionTemple Israel & JCCUnited Synagogue of Conservative JudaismRabbiDavidFine

NJWestwood156 Forest Ave., Paramus, NJ Candlelight Vigil, Memorial Service Monday, December 14, 2015 7:30 PM ESTBergen County Coalition to Prevent Gun ViolenceChairpersonGrossEd

NJFlorham ParkPrayer/ Song Against Violencesaint PatrickRoman CatholicDominican Sistersmargaretfoster

NJHewittSpecial Sermon/ HomilyGreenwood Baptist ChurchOTHERPastorRussellEdwards

NJLincroftPerform Acts of KindnessMonmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical ThoughtOTHERBoard MemberJosephDonahue

NJMarlboroSpecial Sermon/ HomilyMarlboro Jewish CenterUnited Synagogue of Conservative JudaismRabbiMichaelPont

NJWAYNEShomrei TorahRabbiRandallMark

NJOtherSisters of the Congregation of Notre DameOTHERCoordinator of Peace and justice for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre DameRose MarySullivan

NMLas CrucesPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceLas Cruces Community of ChristCommunity of ChristCo-PastorGaryGrammer

NYnew yorkHolding a vigil in our state on December 11th, This is a private personal organization, I just gave it a name and leader to fill in the form.Stop Guns NowLeaderscallonken

NYNew York CitySpecial Sermon/ HomilyMetropolitan Community Church of New YorkOTHERRev. Elder/Pastor of MCCNY and ED of Global Justice InstituteRev. Elder PatBumgardner

NYNew York CityEducational Activity/ DiscussionThe Church of the VillageUnited Methodist ChurchPastorJeffWells

NYNew YorkHolding a candlelight vigil, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Thursday Dec.10Organizing For Action - NYNew York GVP State LeadAtiyaMonica

NYSayvilleSpecial Sermon/ HomilySayville Congregational United Church of ChristUnited Church of ChristRev.GaryBrinn

NYNorth SalemAsking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaignThe Campaign to Keep Guns off CampusExecutive DirectorPelosiAndy

NYNew York CityEducational Activity/ DiscussionHouse of JusticeOTHERsocial media public relationsDeniseFicklin Fitzgerald

NYScarsdaleHolding a vigil in our state on December 11th, vigil: Sun. 12/13; forum: Wed., 12/2Scarsdale Congregational ChurchCo-Chair, Outreach CommitteeColellaPatricia

NYAlleganyPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceFranciscan Sisters of AlleganyFranciscan Action NetworkCongregational MinisterMargaretKimmins

NYChappaquaVisual Event or VigilFirst Congregational Church in ChappaquaUnited Church of ChristRev. Dr.Martha R.Jacobs

NYWhite PlainsSpecial Sermon/ HomilyChatterton Hill Church UCCUnited Church of ChristReverend DrBonnieMiller

NYGarrisonPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceFranciscan Sisters of the AtonementRoman CatholicSisterMargaretSikora

NYCOOPERSTOWNPrayer/ Song Against Violence1st Presbyterian Church of CooperstownPresbyterian Church USAPastorelsierhodes

NYBLAUVELTPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceDominican Sisters in Committed CollaborationRoman CatholicSisterDidiMadden

NYOtherSisters of the Congregation of Notre DameOTHERCoordinator of Peace and justice for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre DameRose MarySullivan

OHCincinnatiOtherMt Calvary ECOGICOTHERMissionaryGailJoiner

OHDaytonPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceHarmony Creek ChurchUnited Church of ChristRev. Dr.MichaelCastle

OHColumbusPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceDominican Sisters of PeaceDominican SistersSisterJudyMorris

OHCincinnatiSpecial Sermon/ HomilySt. Anthony ChurchRoman CatholicPastoral AssociateMary AnneBressler

OHClevelandEducational Activity/ DiscussionSt. Paul's Community Church and OutreachUnited Church of ChristRev.DouglasHorner

OHCincinnatiVisual Event or VigilClifton United Methodist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchMinisterDavidMeredith

OHRocky RiverPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSisters of the Humility of MaryRoman CatholicLeadership TeamMary PatCook

OHRICHFIELDPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceRegina Health CenterRoman CatholicLeadership TeamSister MarianDurkin

OHCHARDONVisual Event or VigilSisters of Notre Dame, Chardon, OHRoman CatholicDirector, Justice, Peace and Intregrity of CreationSr. KathleenRyan

OHDaytonVigil Scheduled for Dec 12Organizing For ActionOhio State LeadClarkMartha

OKOtherSisters of the Congregation of Notre DameOTHERCoordinator of Peace and justice for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre DameRose MarySullivan

ORBendPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceFirst Church of Christ, Sientist, BendOTHERBoard ChairJimClark

ORPortlandEducational Activity/ DiscussionUniversity Park UMCUnited Methodist ChurchReverendJuliaNielsen

OREugeneHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaignFirst United Methodist ChurchAssociate PastorBriddellAdam

ORCanbySpecial Sermon/ HomilySmyrna United Church of ChristUnited Church of ChristRev. Dr./PastorDeborahPatterson

PAHatboroHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Participate in a social media campaignAbington Friends (Quakers)Peace/Social Concerns CommitteeTormollenRochelle

PATunkhannockAdding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Participate in a social media campaignSt. Peter's Episcopal ChurchRectorDivisLou

PATunkhannockSpecial Sermon/ HomilySt Peter's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchRectorRev. LouDivis

PAHollidaysburgPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceFranciscan Friars, TorRoman CatholicLocal MinisterFr. CarlVacek

PAGettysburg147 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA Vigil, Candlelight Vigil, Prayers and Songs Against Violence, Educational Activity and/or Discussion, Moment of Silence, Invitation to further activities to prevent gun violence Thursday, December 10th, 2015 7:30 PM ESTInterfaith Center for Peace and JusticememberYoungJudy

PAAstonVisual Event or VigilSisters of St. Francis of PhiladelphiaLeadership Conference of Women ReligiousAdvocacy Committee for Peace and JusticeSister Miriam EileenMurray

PAChesterOtherAnna's Place, a Franciscan Hospitality CenterChester, PASister of St. Francis of PhiadelphiaJeanRupertus

PAWest ChesterEducational Activity/ DiscussionUnitarian Congregation of West ChesterUnitarian Universalist AssociationMemberTomBuglio

PAPhiladelphiaHolding a candlelight vigilCeaseFirePAExecutive DirectorGoodmanShira

PAOtherSisters of the Congregation of Notre DameOTHERCoordinator of Peace and justice for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre DameRose MarySullivan

RICranstonVisual Event or VigilReligious Coalition for a Violence-Free RIOTHERReverendEugeneDyszlewski

RIProvidenceHolding a vigil December 10Religious Coalition for a Violence-Free Rhode IslandChairpersonDyszlewskiEugene

RIBarringtonSpecial Sermon/ HomilynondenominationalAfrican Methodist Episcopal Churchjuliajones

RIOtherSisters of the Congregation of Notre DameOTHERCoordinator of Peace and justice for the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre DameRose MarySullivan

SDSioux FallsHolding a candlelight vigil, Participate in a social media campaignSouth Dakota Peace and Justice CenterExec directorMclaughlinKristi

SDMitchellReading Names of VictimsANEW United Church of ChristUnited Church of ChristPastorkristimclaughlim

TNPleasant HillEducational Activity/ DiscussionPleasant Hill Community Church/UCCUnited Church of ChristLeaderDonaldClark

TNLoudonHolding a vigil in our state on December 11th, Holding a vigil in our state and also sending a family member of victim of gun violence to the National Vigil for All Gun Victims at the National CathedralMoms demand action - TNVolunteerDupontPeggy

TXAustinHolding a candlelight vigil, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaignTexas Gun SenseExecutive DirectorBrauerAndrea

TXDallasHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith serviceJoy Tabenacle AME ChurchLay PastorrisherRev. Sharon

VAOaktonInterfaith Memorial Service on Monday Dec. 14 at 7:30PM. This will be at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax in Oakton VA, with clergy from various faith communities, VA state delegate, Kathleen Murphy & Rev. Rob Schenk (of Armor of Light).UU Congregation of FairfaxProject LeaderHatfieldRobert

VAChesterfieldPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceFirst Congregational Christian United Church of Christ, ChesterfieldUnited Church of ChristPastorHarveyJoyner

VARocky MountHolding a candlelight vigil, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violenceVirginians for Equality and Sensible LawsDirectorSeayEddie

VAMcLeanDistributing educational material on gun violence preventionconcerned citizens against gun violencememberHeatleyCecile

VARestonAdding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaign, We rally on the 14th of every month at NRA Headquarters on Waples Mill Road in Fairfax VAReston Herndon Alliance to End Gun ViolenceMemberNortonJoAnne

VAArlingtonPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceNova Catholic CommunityRoman CatholicCo-chair, Peace CommitteeArcherHeinzen

VAHarrisonburgOtherTrinity Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian Church USAelderSusanPhend

VACharlottesvilleReading Names of VictimsSt Paul's, Ivy Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchRev.AllisonLiles

VIPerform Acts of KindnessNazareth By The Sea Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchSenior WardenCorinneVan Rensselaer

VTBurlingtonSpecial Sermon/ HomilyOhavi Zedek SynagogueUnited Synagogue of Conservative JudaismSenior RabbiJoshuaChasan

VTBurlingtonOtherSisters of Mercy, Northeast CommunitySisters of Mercy of the AmericasVermont Rep., Northeast Justice Council Sisters of MercyJeanMarkey-Duncan

VTSouth BurlingtonOtherAscension Lutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMarciaGustafson

VTColchesterPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceSt. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchRectorRev. LisetteBaxter

VTBurlingtonOtherFirst Unitarian Universalist Society of BurlingtonUnitarian Universalist AssociationMember, Justice and Outreach MinistryJudsonLawrie

VTBurlingtonSpecial Sermon/ HomilyChrist Church, PresbyterianPresbyterian Church USASession memberDavidBoedy

VTSouth WoodstockHolding a Vigil on December 9thGunSense VermontBoard MemberReganPaul

VTSouth BurlingtonVisual Event or VigilAll Saints Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchRectorDavidHamilton

VTJerichoVisual Event or VigilGood Shepherd Lutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMemberAnnMallett

WASeattlePrayer/ Song Against ViolenceUniversity Congregational United Church of Christ, SeattleUnited Church of ChristPastorAmyRoon

WASeattleHolding a candlelight vigil, Adding a remembrance or a moment of silence during a planned faith service, Distributing educational material on gun violence prevention, Asking supporters to sign a pledge card to take action to end gun violence, Participate in a social media campaign, Any way we can help!Washington Alliance for Gun ResponsibilityOutreach DirectorParzybokEmily

WANewportHolding a vigil on December 5thSravasti Abbey (Buddhist)Event OrganizerThubtenChonyi

WAEast WenatcheePerform Acts of KindnessCascade Unitarian Universalist FellowshipUnitarian Universalist AssociationReverendLauraShennum

WALangleySpecial Sermon/ HomilyLangley United Methodist ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchCorrineBayley

WASeattlePrayer/ Song Against ViolenceRichmond Beach Congregational UCCUnited Church of ChristPastorPaulAshby

WASEATTLEPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceUniversity Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Disciples of Christlayperson/ElderRosemaryBlakemore

WASEATTLEEducational Activity/ DiscussionSEATTLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHOTHERDIRECTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL ENGAGEMENTPEACHJACK

WASEATTLEOtherCentral Lutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPastorCindySalo

WIMadisonOtherMadison Mennonite ChurchMennonite Central Committeemember of Madison Mennonite ChurchBonnieBerger-Durnbaugh

WIMilwaukeeCity: Milwaukee Holding vigil on December 14th at 7:00 PM Organizing for Action (OFA) Cross Lutheran Church, 1821 N. 16th St, Milwaukee, WIOrganizing for Action (OFA)OFA Milwaukee Chapter LeadGeenenPaul

WIKimberlyOtherHOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCHFranciscan Action NetworkSSJ-TOSFsister barbara annegluck

WIMadisonHolding a vigil in our state on December 11th, still planning an event sometime during National Gun Violence Sabbath - not sure of date yet. Would like to invite other faiths, congregations in Madison WI area. Would like help with scripts to read, etc.Madison Mennonite ChurchmemberBerger-DurnbaughBonnie

WIFranklinHolding a vigil in our state on December 11th, Holding a vigil in our state and also sending a family member of victim of gun violence to the National Vigil for All Gun Victims at the National Cathedral, We are on Dec. 14thServe 2 UniteFounderKalekaAmardeep

WIFOND DU LACPrayer/ Song Against ViolenceCongregation of Sisters of St. AgnesRoman CatholicCoordinator of Justice, Peace and Integrity of CreationSally AnnBrickner

WYJacksonSpecial Sermon/ HomilySt. John's Episcopal ChurchThe Episcopal ChurchMargaretHutton

WYJacksonholding a Vigil at 6:00pm December 10th at Jackson Town Square in Jackson, Wyoming.St. John's Episcopal ChurchDirector, Children and Family Ministries Head of School, Bright Beginnings Episcopal PreschoolMargaretHutton

 

Please attend and/or help victims’ families to attend this event by donating here

Your donation to the Newtown Foundation is tax deductible.

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2014 National Vigil
Dec
11
5:30 PM17:30

2014 National Vigil

NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS of GUN VIOLENCE – DEC. 11,  2014

By the 2nd anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings, an estimated 60,000 more Americans will have died from gun violence.

Help us shine a light on this tragic toll. Join The Newtown Foundation, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., in supporting a national vigil to honor and give voice to ALL victims and survivors of gun violence.  Together we can make a difference.

Together in Sorrow. Together in Action. 

50-State Vigils Nationwide.

Look up time and places in your state here. Vigil Details

We are asking faith organizations and gun violence prevention groups to hold concurrent vigils in each of the 50 states.  Please sign up here to host a vigil in your state and we will send you a Vigil Tool Kit.

You are cordially invited to attend the 2nd Annual National Vigil for All Gun Violence Victims

What:  By December 2014, the 2nd anniversary of the Newtown shootings, more than 60,000 Americans nationwide will have died from gunshot wounds. We must continue to shine a light on the epidemic of gun violence in our nation until these gun deaths are reduced. The Newtown Foundation in partnership with the Washington National Cathedral, States United to Prevent Gun Violence and Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence will host a 2nd annual national vigil service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America on December 11th in Washington D.C. -near the 2nd anniversary date of the Sandy Hook tragedy.  Please join families of victims of gun violence and special guests in honoring all Americans affected by gun violence.

When:  December 11, 2014 from 3:00-4:30PM

Where:  Washington National Cathedral: 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW  Washington, DC 20016

If you are from the DC metropolitan area, please register here:  Attend Event

If you need transportation from Newtown or other US cities/towns and/or you are interested in participating in Newtown Foundation/Newtown Action Alliance activities while in DC on December 10th and 11th, please register here:  2-Day Events & Travel Registration

Please attend and/or help victims’ families to attend this event by donating here

To view or submit photos to our ever-growing tribute to victims of gun violence visit http://newtownaction.org/submitphoto/. Your donation to the Newtown Foundation is tax deductible.

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Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Unload Your 401K

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Gun companies continue to profit from bloodshed and tragedy. But there is an even darker truth to gun violence: Your 401k may be invested in the irresponsible gun industry. Unload your 401k to stop investing in a future of gun violence: www.unloadyour401k.com #UnloadYour401k

While 51 million Americans have a 401k, many do not know that the money they are using to plan for retirement may be invested in a future of gun violence.

Since Columbine more than 1.4 million people have been killed or injured by guns. Congress has failed to act and gun companies continue to profit from these tragedies. Could your 401k be helping to fuel gun violence in the US?

Gun companies continue to profit from bloodshed and tragedy. But there is an even darker truth to gun violence: Your 401k may be invested in the irresponsible gun industry.

Gun companies have not responded to the moral imperative to act to prevent gun violence and continue to profit from our tragedies. They do, however, respond to financial incentives: Unload your 401k of the gun industry. www.unloadyour401k.com #UnloadYour401k

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Nine Month Sandy Hook Anniversary Trip to Washington D.C.
Sep
17
to Sep 18

Nine Month Sandy Hook Anniversary Trip to Washington D.C.

Nine Month Sandy Hook Anniversary Trip to Washington D.C.

Join Us In Washington, D.C.!

September 14th marks the nine month anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. According to Slate’s estimate as of August 30, 2013, ~ 7,653 Americans have been killed by guns since Newtown (excluding suicides).  The casualties of gun violence grow each and every day and there has been no federal action taken by congress to pass what the majority of Americans support – universal background checks to save lives and make our communities safer.

In honor of the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012 and the lives of 7,653 killed by guns since that day, the Newtown Action Alliance is traveling to Washington D.C. with gun violence survivors and victims from Chicago, Aurora, Oak Creek, Hartford come to DC to be heard on September 17th and 18th to participate in the following activities:

Attend Senator Durbin’s Stand Your Ground Hearing:

Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights:

Date: September 17, 2013

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226

(Room location is tentative; please check Senate Judiciary Committee website to confirm – http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/)

Speak Directly To Congress:

On September 17th in the afternoon and throughout the day on September 18th , members of the Newtown Action Alliance and other advocates from across the nation will meet with both Democratic and Republican  congressional leaders.

Deliver Important Letters and Lists:

Throughout the two days, we will pound the pavement to visit every congressional office buildings in D.C. to hand-deliver letters to congress demanding background checks and a list of gun violence victims since Newtown.  The background check letter has been signed by over 100 gun violence prevention alliance partners across the country with gun violence prevention organizations from over 25 states.

If your organization is interested in signing the letter then please complete this form:  https://docs.google.com/a/newtownaction.org/forms/d/12HZfMj-g6SIIj_o8lB96yO4gofblklUAFeMYlTQhk2Q/viewform

Press Conference with Legislators:

We will be holding a press conference with key congressional leaders at noon on September 18, 2013 in the Capitol Building.  Please review the video from our 6-month D.C. press conference:

Tentative Schedule:

September 16, 2013

  • Out of state guests will arrive (some Newtown NAA members will greet out of state guests)

September 17, 2013

  • 6AM Advocates from Newtown, surrounding towns and urban areas in CT will travel down to DC-expected arrival time between 12:30-1PM
  • 10:00AM Stand Your Ground Hearing-Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226
  • 12:30-1:30 Quick meeting at Methodist building to meet our groups
  • 1:30-6:00PM Meetings with legislators
  • 6:00PM Return to hotel
  • 7:00PM Dinner at the hotel
  • 8:00PM Social at the hotel

 September 18, 2013

  • 7:00AM Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:00AM Departure to the Capitol
  • 9:00AM-Noon Meeting with legislators
  • Noon-NAA Press Conference in Room us SVC 203-02
  • 1:00PM-6:00PM Additional legislative meetings
  • 6:00PM Newtown contingent will travel back home.
  • Out of state guests will travel back home.

Please Help Make Everyone’s Voices Be Heard by Donating :

The NAA is helping other family members from cities like Chicago, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Hartford come to DC to be heard, and we ask you to help give other gun violence victims a voice by making a donation today:

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Nine Month Sandy Hook Anniversary Trip to Washington D.C.
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Nine Month Sandy Hook Anniversary Trip to Washington D.C.

  • Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nine Month Sandy Hook Anniversary Trip to Washington D.C.

Join Us In Washington, D.C.!

September 14th marks the nine month anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. According to Slate’s estimate as of August 30, 2013, ~ 7,653 Americans have been killed by guns since Newtown (excluding suicides).  The casualties of gun violence grow each and every day and there has been no federal action taken by congress to pass what the majority of Americans support – universal background checks to save lives and make our communities safer.

In honor of the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012 and the lives of 7,653 killed by guns since that day, the Newtown Action Alliance is traveling to Washington D.C. with gun violence survivors and victims from Chicago, Aurora, Oak Creek, Hartford come to DC to be heard on September 17th and 18th to participate in the following activities:

Attend Senator Durbin’s Stand Your Ground Hearing:

Hearing Before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights:

Date: September 17, 2013

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226

(Room location is tentative; please check Senate Judiciary Committee website to confirm – http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/)

Speak Directly To Congress:

On September 17th in the afternoon and throughout the day on September 18th , members of the Newtown Action Alliance and other advocates from across the nation will meet with both Democratic and Republican  congressional leaders.

Deliver Important Letters and Lists:

Throughout the two days, we will pound the pavement to visit every congressional office buildings in D.C. to hand-deliver letters to congress demanding background checks and a list of gun violence victims since Newtown.  The background check letter has been signed by over 100 gun violence prevention alliance partners across the country with gun violence prevention organizations from over 25 states.

If your organization is interested in signing the letter then please complete this form:  https://docs.google.com/a/newtownaction.org/forms/d/12HZfMj-g6SIIj_o8lB96yO4gofblklUAFeMYlTQhk2Q/viewform

Press Conference with Legislators:

We will be holding a press conference with key congressional leaders at noon on September 18, 2013 in the Capitol Building.  Please review the video from our 6-month D.C. press conference:

Tentative Schedule:

September 16, 2013

  • Out of state guests will arrive (some Newtown NAA members will greet out of state guests)

September 17, 2013

  • 6AM Advocates from Newtown, surrounding towns and urban areas in CT will travel down to DC-expected arrival time between 12:30-1PM
  • 10:00AM Stand Your Ground Hearing-Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 226
  • 12:30-1:30 Quick meeting at Methodist building to meet our groups
  • 1:30-6:00PM Meetings with legislators
  • 6:00PM Return to hotel
  • 7:00PM Dinner at the hotel
  • 8:00PM Social at the hotel

 September 18, 2013

  • 7:00AM Breakfast at hotel
  • 8:00AM Departure to the Capitol
  • 9:00AM-Noon Meeting with legislators
  • Noon-NAA Press Conference in Room us SVC 203-02
  • 1:00PM-6:00PM Additional legislative meetings
  • 6:00PM Newtown contingent will travel back home.
  • Out of state guests will travel back home.

Please Help Make Everyone’s Voices Be Heard by Donating :

The NAA is helping other family members from cities like Chicago, Aurora, Oak Creek, and Hartford come to DC to be heard, and we ask you to help give other gun violence victims a voice by making a donation today:
 

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2013 Events
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

2013 Events

2013 Events

Letter to the Editor Writing Frenzy

Bring a laptop or tablet and help us write letters to local papers around the country. Please spread the word!

When: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7pm – 9:30pm Eastern Time

Where: Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room (map)

If you cannot attend live, please consider writing a letter to the editor of your local paper (generally 200 words or less) and forward it to Gina McDade for replication and reposting on our website.

JULY 14TH “Ride to Remember”.

On the 7-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, The Ridgefield Bicycle Company (new location at 88 Danbury Road) is organizing a 40-50 mile bike ride to Newtown and back.  Open to the public.  Ride starts at approx 7am and riders should be back by approx 10am.  There will be an after-party at 10am at The Ridgefield Bicycle Company for riders and friends.

JULY 18th - Letter to the Editor Writing Frenzy     

Bring a laptop or tablet and help us write letters to local papers around the country. Please spread the word!

When: Thu Jul 18, 2013 7pm – 9:30pm Eastern Time

Where: Edmond Town Hall Alexandria Room (map)

If you cannot attend live, please consider writing a letter to the editor of your local paper (generally 200 words or less) and forward it to Gina McDade for replication and reposting on our website.

JULY 20TH Ridgefield “Summerfest” Street Festival.

10am to 4pm.  Look for our booth!

Thanks for Supporting a Successful Event

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Sandy Hook Six-Month Anniversary
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Sandy Hook Six-Month Anniversary

Sandy Hook Six-Month Anniversary

Article and video of visit to Senator Manchin: http://www.theday.com/article/20130614/MEDIA0101/130619768

Join Us In Washington, D.C.

It has been six months since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Since then, thousands of Americans have died from gun violence, the casualties grow every day, and there has been no action from Congress to pass what the majority of Americans support – universal background checks to save lives and make our communities safer.

In honor of the 26 lives lost on December 14, 2012, and the more than 4,500 lives lost since that day, Newtown Action Alliance is planning a series of events on Thursday, June 13 as follows:

  • Post & Tweet In Unison Thunderclap Crowd Sourcing Event: At 9 a.m. a coordinated Twitter/Facebook message will launch simultaneously on all participant pages/feeds. Use the Twitter hashtag: #SixMonthsNoAction
  • Speak Directly To Congress Throughout the day, a Newtown Action Alliance contingency will hand-deliver to members of Congress a list of gun violence victims and a letter signed by gun violence prevention alliance partners across the country demanding universal background checks.  To have your organization sign onto these letters sign up here
  • Remember The Victims Starting at 9 a.m., there will be a “No More Names” (www.nomorenames.org) reading of all the victims lost to gun violence since 12/14. At noon, people from Newtown will read the 26 names of the children and educators lost that day.
  • Human Green Ribbon of Remembrance After the 26 names are read, all of us, wearing green, will assemble to create a powerful visual and symbolic image. Together we will stand for a moment of silence to honor all victims lost to gun violence before, since and on 12/14.

Schedule Details

If you are planning on attending the NoMoreNames reading and/or helping to form the Human Ribbon of Remembrance at the Capitol tomorrow, please also join us for a press conference with key lawmakers at noon in the Capitol Visitor Center - Room SVC 201. Details and Schedule below:

WHAT: A press conference and public demonstrations to mark the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and to demand congressional action on gun reform.

WHO: Speakers at the press conference will include: • Jillian Soto, sister of Victoria Soto, who hid her students and then was shot and killed confronting the gunman in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) • House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) • Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) • Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) • Rep. Peter King (R-NY) • Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)

WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2013 • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Name-reading vigil observing the lives lost since the Newtown shooting (Outside the US Capitol Building, Zone 1) • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Press conference with key lawmakers (Capitol Visitor Center - SVC 201) • 12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m.: Formation of the “Ribbon of Remembrance” • 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Resume name-reading vigil observing the lives lost since the Newtown shooting

How You Can Help

  • Join us in Washington, D.C. to take part in these events.
  • Sign up for the Thunderclap event.
  • Tell your contacts about the Thunderclap event.
  • Let the media know. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper.
  • Call, e-mail, fax, use Facebook and Twitter to let all representatives know that six months and no action is too long to wait for commonsense gun laws.
  • Target Eric Cantor and John Boehner at the moment we hand-deliver our letter to them and demand that they listen to the majority voice of Americans who support universal background checks.
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What’s Next for Gun Safety Legislation in America
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

What’s Next for Gun Safety Legislation in America

Location is Newtown HS Lecture Hall
Tuesday 5/7, 7:00-9:00 PM

To further promote and facilitate the idea of working together to bring about change, The Newtown Action Alliance & The Newtown Foundation will be hosting a panel discussion with leaders in the movement, here in Newtown. The event will also be streamed live via the internet. “What’s Next for Gun Safety Legislation in America….Understanding & Uniting The Broad Middle” is the general theme Panelist include:

  • Colin Goddard of the Brady Campaign (Living for 32 and VA Tech Shooting victim),
  • Josh Horwitz(executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence),
  • Elliot Fineman(President of National Gun Victims Action Council)
  • and a representative from Mayors against Illegal Guns.

All are invited and encouraged to attend We will be streaming live

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