“So we need real action, a real debate. We need real, honest policy to happen here. And no, it’s not all about guns. It’s about mental health, it’s about law enforcement, and it’s about a culture of violence and hate that we have just become immune to.”
– Senator Chris Murphy delivers moving testimony on the Senate floor. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1NtRv7e
That’s what we call progress! We’re so happy that Sandy Hook Promise Champion Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Joe Manchin are pushing for meaningful change to prevent gun violence.
“That’s why the nation needs a public service offensive on behalf of the health and safety of us all. It could build on Sandy Hook Promise and other civic endeavors."
E.J. Dionne Jr. talks about how our nation can shift the conversation around gun violence, here: http://wapo.st/1HkBv9e
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Sandy Hook Promise is an organization that has experienced inexplicable shock, pain and loss from gun violence. We feel as though a part of us is grieving in Charleston, too. That such a heinous act would occur in a place of worship is as horrifying as it was in an elementary school. Our tragedy occurred outside the realm of race, and we claim no expertise on the issue of hate crimes, but we do know this: Churches, like schools, should be a safe place for everyone and to disrupt that sense of safety in such a violent way is unimaginable. With broken hearts we reach out to all those affected in Charleston and offer any support we can.
In a moving series by photographer Joe Quint, parents who have lost children to gun violence have a chance to tell their stories.
See their stories and pictures here: "The Love Doesn't Stop."
Check out this honest piece by Momtastic about why it’s so important to ask fellow parents if they have guns in their home and if they are safely stored and locked.
ASK Day is Sunday, June 21st. #ASKingSavesKids
Our love and prayers are with Charleston, South Carolina after a shooting Wednesday night at a prominent historical church left 9 dead, including the church's Pastor who is also a State Senator.
Please keep Charleston and all those affected in your thoughts during this extremely difficult time.
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