The Promise of Advocacy

Since tragedy rocked our community late last year, Sandy Hook Promise families have devoted their time and attention to making a meaningful impact on legislative solutions to build safer and healthier communities free from the threat of gun violence. Our advocacy efforts have led us from the White House to the assembly halls of states across the country, looking for common sense gun safety on both the state and federal levels. We've added our voices to the national conversation on firearm responsibility in an effort to prevent other families from experiencing our pain.

In a recent essay from The Brookings Institute, our DC policy advisor Matt Bennett of Third Way, examines how tragedy can ignite transformation and explains the history of gun legislation in this country. Read the full article here and watch an exclusive interview with the Sandy Hook Promise Executive Director, Tim Makris, below.