Survey: Constant Worry from Gun Violence Taking Toll on Youth

In the midst of Philadelphia’s most violent year in decades, youth spread out across Philadelphia to understand how their peers are navigating gun violence in an increasingly unpredictable world. The survey results revealed the rippling impact of shootings: 88% of youth were worried that gun violence could injure a friend or loved one.

CeaseFire Pennsylvania Education Fund condemns this week’s vigilante attacks on protesters in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

“Fighting for racial justice is difficult and dangerous enough without citizen vigilantes opening fire on ordinary Americans exercising their civic responsibility to make the world a better place,” said Rob Conroy, CeaseFirePA’s organizing director. “While someone dying or being injured is the worst possible outcome, these assaults—even when taken at face value—demonstrate that the failure of our government to establish gun safety laws actively endangers our communities and works to weaken our democracy.”