My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Newtown Action Alliance Inc, Newtown, CT, USA
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.