Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund works to pass legislation that supports school safety and gun violence prevention measures. Take action now to make sure state and federal laws prevent gun violence and keep our students safe.
1. Background checks now
Background checks are a proven and critical tool to help keep guns out of the hands of those who may harm themselves or others, but too many gun sales happen without a background check. Sign our petition and call your senator to demand expanded background checks now.
2. Extreme risk protection orders
Extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) empower law enforcement and family members of at-risk individuals to prevent gun violence and gun-related suicides by filing a petition with the court. We know that 80% of school shooters and 70% of people who die by suicide talk about their plans before acting. Statewide ERPOS and federal legislation that supports states who pass ERPOs can help us stop gun violence before it happens. Add your name to ask Congress to support extreme risk protection orders.
3. Know the Signs: Support the STANDUP Act
Gun violence is preventable when you know the signs. Sandy Hook Promise’s suite of Know the Signs programs includes training students and teachers how to recognize signs of violence, signs of suicide, and signs of social isolation, while advancing anonymous reporting systems and school-based threat assessment teams. Help support our latest federal initiative, the STANDUP Act, to create federal guidelines around suicide prevention in schools across the country. Contact your representative and senator and ask them to cosponsor the STANDUP Act.