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Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Crime & Law, Crime Prevention, Economic Development, Health, Public Health

Mission: Women Against Gun Violence, a coalition of individual members and over 100 organizations, is dedicated to preventing gun violence by educating individuals and policymakers about the human, public health, and financial consequences of the gun violence epidemic and by mobilizing our communities to take decisive action against the dangers of firearms.

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For 16 years the organization has focused on two programs: the first to locate survivors of gun violence (those who have lost a family member or themselves been injured by gunfire) and help them turn their grief into action by becoming advocates for sensible gun laws;, and by participating in the second program, speaking to young people about the dangers of guns and the impact on families as well as to parents about gun safety and the dangers of guns in the home.
I have worked with the survivors, many of whom now serve on the Board of WAGV, and who talk of how WAGV saved their lives and sanity by giving them purpose in life.