Letter to the Editor

Thank you for taking your first Promise Leader action! Your voice is critical to breaking through the helplessness and inspiring hope in others that – together – we can protect our kids and communities and prevent gun violence! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Use this sample Letter to the Editor to send to your local newspaper or online news site today. Consider large media outlets and publications in your areas, but don't forget about community papers and smaller news sites as well. Before sending, please review the news site's Letter to the Editor requirements as many outlets restrict the length of Letters to the Editor. Finally, please send us a link to your published Letter to the Editor and/or post it on the private Promise Leader Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/promisecommleaders/.

Sample Letter to the Editor

We have had far too many moments of silence since Sandy Hook. Our children and community deserve real action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our country. We're not alone and we're not helpless. There are many seemingly simple, yet powerful things we can do today!

More and more of our neighbors are uniting to bring the change we need. The phones in Congress are ringing off the hook with calls for commonsense gun reform, peaceful rallies are growing in numbers in cities across the country, and families and friends are gathering together in their own living rooms to talk about bringing violence prevention programs to their schools. The movement is growing and we must keep growing it.

There is reason to have hope that we can prevent gun violence before it happens through sensible gun safety laws and programs in our schools and communities that help us identify the signs and signals before a shooting happens and intervene.

To keep this hope alive and bring the change we need, I am asking everyone to take two simple actions today. First, call your member of Congress today and ask that he or she support gun violence prevention legislation to keep guns out of dangerous hands. Secondly, Make the Promise at www.sandyhookpromise.org and help bring Sandy Hook Promise's no-cost, violence prevention programs to our schools and community.