Mrs. Coleman Goes to Washington

I became an activist in the gun violence prevention (GVP) cause after the Sandy Hook shooting where 20 children and 6 caregivers were gunned down in their school. It was this mass shooting six years ago today that became my tipping point. It was their young lives that I said ENOUGH. So, I marched in

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Gun Reform Update: Sandy Hook 6th Year Remembrance

We send our love and support to the Newtown, CT community as they remember the horrific shooting that happened 6 years ago today. Since then, over 200,000 lives have been lost due to gun violence in schools, malls, churches, temples and urban neighborhoods. In Massachusetts, we have the lowest gun deaths in the country because of

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Gun Reform Update: #GivingTuesday

After Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we now turn to #GivingTuesday. As our most dedicated supporters for gun violence prevention, you’ve taken action, volunteered and donated to our cause before and we thank you. If you are taking part in #GivingTuesday, please put Stop Handgun Violence on your list so that we can continue to

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National Vigil to End Gun Violence

The Massachusetts Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence will hold a vigil for the victims of gun violence on December 12, 2018. Where: First Church in Boston, 66 Marlborough St. What: Video and music will begin at 6:15 p.m., with speakers and candle lighting following at 6:45 p.m.

Gun Reform Update: Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Stop Handgun Violence. We are grateful for our supporters and volunteers who joined our cause to end gun violence. Thank you!       What’s ahead: Nov 27 (Tuesday) – Gun Safety Forum by League of Women Voters in Marblehead Nov 27 (Tuesday) – Yale University School of Public Health

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Gun Reform Update: Post Election

Last week, your votes with other advocates resulted in a major victory for gun safety. But we were overshadowed by another mass shooting, and the daily toll of gun violence in our urban communities. In their memory, we press onward and look ahead to advocate for meaningful Federal legislation. What’s ahead: Nov 19 (Monday) – LDB

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Stop Handgun Violence Response to Thousand Oaks Bar Mass Shooting

Boston, MA – This morning, news of another mass shooting broke, this time at a college bar in Thousand Oaks, CA. According to the Gun Violence Archive this is the 307th mass shooting in 2018. At least twelve were reported dead including a responding sheriff’s deputy. “There are Mass shootings, 100 gun deaths and 250

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Gun Reform Update: Make a plan to vote

In case you missed it, Stop Handgun Violence unveiled a new billboard designed by Change The Ref in Boston. Many advocates, activists and elected officials were with us to amplify the message of “Gun Laws Save Lives.” Read more media coverage here and check out our Facebook page for videos and photos. What’s ahead: Nov 6

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Gun Reform Update: Tree of Life Synagogue

Another horrific mass shooting and we grieve again. After reading our public response to the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue, please make a plan to vote and remind your friends and family to vote. Lives depend on it. What’s ahead: Oct 30 (Tuesday) – Volunteer with SHV to Get Out the Vote in Cambridge. Nov 1 (Thursday)

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