I had always been sensitive to the gun violence issue, but did not know how to be involved in creating the solution. After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I sought out the NAA, and have found them to be a passionate group of volunteers that are totally committed to addressing this issue. I am proud to be a part of their team.
This organization took me from being a hear broken Mom living in Sandy Hook , CT not knowing what to do about the tragic state of gun violence in our county and turned me into an activist. Showed me how to literally knock on the doors of Congressmen and Senators and how to make our voices heard. This organization has vowed to keep knocking on those doors until we get better gun laws. And I'll be there with them until then.
Newtown Action Alliance is an all volunteer group that was one of just a few in the country that was formed after the community was devastated by a mass shooting. They were motivated to organize so that other communities could avoid a similar tragedy in the future by working on legislative and cultural issues to change the hearts and minds of citizens and lawmakers . They have collaborated with other national groups and are inclusive of everyone who wants to join in their efforts. The Sandy Hook School shooting was a turning point that woke many Americans up to the magnitude of the gun violence problem in this country and the Newtown name is still very important and relevant. Over the past three years they have built a reputation that has earned the respect of lawmakers who are working on this issue at the state and federal level, as well as the gun violence survivors that they speak for.
This group of incredibly active, motivated and dedicated people have almost single handedly put gun control reform on the map in the past 3 years. They work tirelessly and compassionately to be a voice for all victims of gun violence. Newtown Action Alliance pushed President Obama to take action and pass a law expanding background checks in January 2016. Their work is incredibly valuable and extremely effective. They practice TRUE honor with action.
An all volunteer group which has been a real advocate for commonsense gun safety laws both nationally and in state.
Newtown Action Alliance is an all-volunteer grassroots organization founded by heartbroken Newtown residents in the weeks after the senseless and tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.
We work to reverse the escalating gun violence epidemic in our nation by advocating for smarter, safer gun laws and broad cultural change. Our membership is open to anyone who wants to help make this nation a safer place for our families and children.
We work to #HonorWithAction to #EndGunViolence by:
-Supporting state and federal policies to reduce gun violence
-Supporting state and federal legislators who work to pass smarter and safer gun laws
-Working with other gun safety organizations on campaigns to keep our communities safe from gun violence
-Building a strong coalition of advocates, families of victims, and survivors from rural and urban communities impacted by gun violence
-Educating fellow Americans on gun violence, a public health issue.
-Engaging more Americans to take action to #EndGunViolence
-Supporting a youth movement to reduce gun violence
Since December 14, 2012, we worked with Connecticut coalition partners to help pass the bipartisan gun safety legislative package in Connecticut (2nd strongest gun laws in the nation); held educational forums on gun violence; made six bus trips from Newtown to Washington D.C. to urge Congress to take action to reduce gun violence; joined Campaign to Unload coalition to urge Americans to unload their investments in gun/ammunition manufacturers; held rallies in front of Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation to hold them accountable for irresponsible marketing and lobbying (gun lobby that spent as much as the NRA in the last few years); and sponsored the Jr. Newtown Action Alliance to support youth gun violence prevention advocates.
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