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The New Strategy to Pass Gun Control

A Sandy Hook Promise co-founder speaks with the Brady Campaign's president on the prospects for a return of the Manchin-Toomey background check bill to the Senate floor:

http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/07/02/reuters-tv-the-new-strategy-to-pass-gun-control?videoId=243734278&videoChannel=117785

Angel on Our Shoulder

Rebecca Juliet, a 15-year old New Yorker, has just released an original composition, “Angel on Our Shoulder” to benefit Sandy Hook Promise and other charities. Rebecca was working on this gorgeous song, whose message is that everyone can make a difference by helping those in need, when the shooting occurred. She revised it in tribute to the children and teachers of Sandy Hook.

Please help us by purchasing the song and spreading its message far and wide. 

You can watch the video here: 

Yankees Honor Newtown

You don't have to be a Yankees fan to appreciate the generosity of the team in hosting 4,000 Newtown residents and honoring our community with dignity, song and meditation: http://wapc.mlb.com/play/?content_id=28683073&partnerId=as_mlb_20130707_9553654

On the Road

Sandy Hook Promise parents Nicole Hockley, Mark and Jackie Barden on the road with Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly in Maine - jointly seeking sensible solutions.

Andy Murray

Newtown sends its congrats to Andy Murray, a survivor of the 1996 Dunblane massacre, for bringing the Wimbledon Cup back to Britain for the first time in 77 years. You are an inspiration to our town.

Social Media Job Opening

Sandy Hook Promise is hiring -- We are looking for a social media manager to lead and manage our digital platforms. Read here for more details on how to apply: http://bit.ly/12b7n6u.

My Beautiful Town

If you like the version of the Star Spangled Banner sung at Yankee Stadium today by Newtown Youth Voices, support them and Sandy Hook Promise by downloading "My Beautiful Town" on iTunes.

Get it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-beautiful-town-hometown/id612229252

How Could We Blow This One?

"A debit card requires a code to work, a car requires a key — and a gun, nothing at all."

Read Nicholas Kristof's piece in the The New York Times and comment if you agree that we need to rebalance our priorities on security issues in America. Despite 91 percent support from voters, Congress rejected background checks. We need action to make our communities across America safer from similar acts of violence.