Press Releases

The Great Newtown Reunion

Sandy Hook Promise is delighted to become a leading sponsor of the Great Newtown Reunion taking place July 27 on the campus of Fairfield Hills. The gathering will be a thoughtful, musical and fun-filled day for anyone who has attended Newtown schools, their families, school faculty and staff, town employees, local law enforcement and fire and rescue volunteers. 

We are supporting the Reunion in lieu of holding a July 27 “Evening of Promise.” This event promises to benefit the wider Newtown community, with alumni visiting from all over the country to reconnect with their hometown. Please visit our Promise Booth at the Reunion for information and merchandise.

To purchase tickets to the Reunion, go to:

Happy Fourth

We wish you a happy, meaningful Fourth of July holiday. 

Let's remember that what unites us is so much greater than what divides us. We all want to make our communities safer.

As American as Baseball and Apple Pie

How popular are universal background checks for gun purchases? A new poll shows they’re more American than baseball and apple pie. 

This July 4th, we can make a real difference if we make sure every single American knows this powerful truth. Share with your family, friends, and neighbors to spread the word and keep this conversation going.

Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic

There are still a few tickets left to join the Fore Sandy Hook Golf Classic today. All proceeds will benefit members of the Sandy Hook School community and First Responders.

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Mothers of Sandy Hook Victims on The View

On The View, Nicole Hockley, Jackie Barden and Nelba Marquez-Greene discuss the text no mother should have to receive, life six months later, and their tireless work to support common sense solutions.

Sandy Hook Green Salon-a-Thon

Moving Forward Series Continues in Newtown

Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at Newtown Middle School for the next program in the Moving Forward Series, entitled "Finding Your Invincible Summer." Hosted by Elizabeth Lesser and Rev. Ed Bacon, frequent hosts of Oprah's Soul Series, the discussion will focus on: 

  • The power of community
  • The beauty and necessity of grieving and how our culture has placed a layer of shame over people who can't find closure within a short period of time
  • Simultaneously grieving and moving on - honoring the heartbreak while seeking the “invincible summer”.

Watch Bacon and Lesser discuss Tools to Grow on Oprah's Soul Series.

Mark Barden, Father Who Lost Son at Sandy Hook Elementary, Introduces President Obama at White House Press Conference, Delivers Remarks on Behalf of Sandy Hook Promise Families

Washington, DC-- Following today’s filibuster of the bipartisan compromise to require criminal background checks for all commercial gun purchases, families of Sandy Hook victims and members of the Newtown-based nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise expressed their resolve to carry on their work to reduce gun violence.  Despite polls showing more than 90% of Americans favor closing loopholes that allow criminals to purchase deadly firearms without any background check, the Senate fell 6 votes short of the 60 needed to end the filibuster of the compromise proposed by Senators Manchin (D-WV) and Toomey (R-PA).  The bipartisan proposal would have required that instant criminal background checks be performed on those buying guns off the internet or at gun shows.