FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sandy Hook Promise Organizing the Final Stop of the
March For Our Lives Road to Change Tour in Newtown
WHAT: On Sunday, August 12th, Sandy Hook Promise and the teen activists behind the March For Our Lives movement will come together for the last stop of the March For Our Lives Road to Change Tour.
Spearheaded by the dynamic March For Our Lives and Newtown teens, with support from Sandy Hook Promise, the community event is being held at the Fairfield Hills Campus from 2 PM – 6 PM and will include speeches from the student activists, voter registration, entertainment, food trucks and activities for all ages.
The March For Our Lives Road to Change Tour kicked off in Chicago, IL on Friday, June 15th and traveled to more than 50 cities in over 20 states including Iowa, Texas, California, South Carolina, and Connecticut. The tour traveled to places where the NRA has strongholds, as well as a number of communities that have been affected by gun violence where they met fellow survivors. At each stop, the MFOL activists registered young people to vote in advance of the upcoming mid-term elections.
WHEN: Sunday, August 12, 2018 | 2 PM – 6 PM
WHERE: Fairfield Hills Campus – 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT 06470
WHO: March For Our Lives Activists
Nicole Hockley, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SHP
Mark Barden, Co-Founder and Managing Director of SHP
Natalie Barden, Sister of Daniel Barden, who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary
Junior Newtown Action Alliance Members
CT Teens Against Gun Violence Members
About Sandy Hook Promise: Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. We are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6 educators. SHP is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing youth and adults on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals. SHP is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible non-policy and policy solutions that protect children and prevent gun violence. Our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.
For more information, visit www.sandyhookpromise.org or call 203-304-9780.
About March For Our Lives: March For Our Lives is a movement dedicated to student-led activism around ending gun violence and the epidemic of mass shootings in our schools today and gun violence in communities. On March 24, 2018, the organization held one of the largest rallies in Washington D.C. demanding for common-sense gun reform to ensure the safety of all students across the country in light of the growing epidemic of school shootings.
For more information, visit www.marchforourlives.com.
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