Remembrance event for Sandy Hook

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Volunteers with the Shoreline, Bothell/Mill Creek, and Edmonds local groups of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytownfor Gun Safety, will gather on Saturday, December 15, 2018 with community members for an event to honor the six-year mark of the Sandy Hook School shooting, which took the lives of 20 children and six educators.

The event is one of nearly 100 across the country commemorating the Sandy Hook six-year mark and asking lawmakers to act to prevent gun violence.

In the six years since Sandy Hook, Moms Demand Action volunteers, along with survivors of gun violence and other gun violence prevention advocates, have fought hard – and successfully – to change America’s lax gun laws, but much more must be done. Nearly 100 Americans are shot and killed every day, and hundreds more are wounded.

Volunteers with local groups in the Seattle area will hold an event honoring victims and survivors of gun violence in our communities.

The event will include a slideshow in remembrance of gun violence victims in our local communities. Survivors are invited to send photos of loved ones to be included in this tribute to this email

Organizers are asking for donations of non-perishable food items for the Hunger Intervention Program, whose leader was recently honored by NUHSA (see previous article).

Specified needs include: canned tuna and chicken, Tasty Bite entrĂ©e meal pouches, individual Jif peanut butter packets, and Amy’s low-sodium vegetarian soups.

Participants:

  • Volunteers with the Washington chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
  • Zach Elmore, member of the Everytown Survivor Network, whose sister survived the Route 91 Shooting in Las Vegas
  • Nyla Fritz, gun violence survivor and Einstein Middle School Principal
  • Ruquiyah Damrah, Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Emma Johnson, Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Clio Nyquist, student gun violence prevention activist
  • Shelley Kloba, State Representative, 1st Legislative District
  • Jennifer Gregerson, Mukilteo Mayor
  • Mike Nelson, Edmonds City Council President

The event will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 1:00 – 3:00pm at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St, Shoreline 98177.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.

Facebook or on Twitter at @MomsDemand



2 comments:

Doug December 9, 2018 at 2:22 PM  

100 shot and killed every day? Take away suicides and gang shootings the number is almost zero. This org is targeting the wrong things.

Doug December 9, 2018 at 2:29 PM  

Gun ownership saves lives.
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/12/how-gun-ownership-saves-lives.php

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