A decade since Sandy Hook. 15,000 Pennsylvanians dead.
The gun violence crisis will not end until our elected officials act. We will remember them and continue to fight.
10 years after Sandy Hook 15,000 Pennsylvanians are dead.
We will never forget them. And we will honor them by demanding action. Help us ban assault weapons.
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The crisis of gun violence impacts all of us, but when we work together, our collective power is meaningful.
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Common Agenda to end gun violence
A coalition of more than 130 groups endorse the Common Agenda to End Gun Violence, working to end the epidemic by prioritizing proven policies that protect all Pennsylvanians by addressing the different forms of gun violence.
Extreme Risk Protection Orders
Reporting of Lost or Stolen Firearms
Universal Background Checks
CeaseFirePA Action & Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence Endorse Two Gun Safety Champions for PA House of Reps
CeaseFirePA Action, the Commonwealth’s leading gun violence prevention advocacy organization, along with its program, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence, announced endorsements of two Special Election candidates for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives who will prioritize Pennsylvanians’ lives and safety. Joe McAndrew in the 32nd House District and Abigail Salisbury in the 34th House District earned this endorsement by demonstrating a commitment to support lifesaving gun violence prevention legislation and continued investments in community violence intervention programs in Harrisburg.
With public safety a top voter concern as Philadelphians prepare to elect their next leader, CeaseFirePA Education Fund, WHYY News, and Billy Penn will host the “100th Mayor: Restoring Safety Forum,” a discussion among candidates on how they plan to approach policing and the gun violence epidemic as mayor. Philadelphia experienced nearly 1,000 gun homicides over the last two years.
15,000 Pennsylvainans have died from gun violence in the decade since 20 children and six educators were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. CeaseFirePA Education Fund, faith leaders, survivors, doctors and a network of community partners hosted 10 vigils in two weeks to remember those who will no longer join holiday gatherings because of gun violence.
“Gun violence is a preventable catastrophe waiting to be stopped. We are turning our belief in a safer world into action and honoring those already lost to this crisis. Together, our advocacy will save a life.”
Adam Garber, CeaseFirePA Executive Director
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We’ll never stop fighting for a safe, gun violence-free Pennsylvania.
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