It’s commonsense to complete the census!

Ensuring a full count of our population is vital to our communities and helps determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities every year – including in times of crisis, like the present.  The Census also determines how many seats in Congress each state gets. After the 2010 census, Massachusetts lost

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What happens next matters

We will get through this …and what we do next matters just as much! Read John’s op-ed here.     “Amid COVID19, a surge in calls to the MA suicide prevention hotline.” Nearly 6 out of every 10 gun deaths in Massachusetts are suicides. Firearm is the most lethal mean of suicide, and 22% of all

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What We Do Next Matters

 WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS…AND WHAT WE DO NEXT MATTERS JUST AS MUCH!  This is a moment in time that we should never forget. There are still many unknowns about how widespread and over what time frame the coronavirus will impact ourselves, our Country and our Planet. While we all wait for answers, physical distancing

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SHV and COVID-19

Stop Handgun Violence supports efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and encourage our supporters to stay informed with science and facts from local/federal authorities such as  On Our Calendar: Due to the MA guidelines for COVID-19, all events through April have been postponed or canceled. Newsworthy in the States In New Hampshire, armed pro-gun

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Gun Violence – the forgotten epidemic

Gun Violence is an epidemic. Our country faces many kinds of epidemics and public health crises that require our immediate attention. The reaction to COVID-19 versus gun violence in our community is stark and disturbing. On Our Calendar Mar 19 (Thu) MA Coalition Quarterly Virtual Meeting RSVP Mar 25 (Wed) MA Coalition Literature Drop *CANCELED* Apr 1

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Get Out and VOTE! Every vote counts. Every vote matters. #SuperTuesday On Our Calendar Mar 2 (Tue) VOTE in AL, AR, CA, CO, ME, MA, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA #SuperTuesday Mar 19 (Thu) MA Coalition Quarterly Meeting RSVP Mar 25 (Wed) MA Coalition Literature Drop RSVP Mar 28 (Sat) New England GVP

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February Gun Violence in Massachusetts

THANK YOU! To all our donors and a SHOUT OUT to our super student sponsors~ Janet, Jennifer and Matt! You can still donate to Send a Student to Summit here.         Gun reform and news in the States Road rage in Maine leads to shots fired. New Hampshire man sentenced for gun trafficking in Massachusetts.

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Action: Advocate for Safety on March 4th

On Our Calendar Feb 23 (Sun) Harvard Hillel hosts panel, Two Years After Parkland. Feb 28 (Fri) Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Legislative breakfast. Mar 4 (Wed) UTEC Safety Lobby Day. Mar 28 (Sat) New England GVP Student Summit – donate to send a student. #GunSafetyCertified Dispatch didn’t hesitate and is the first Gun Safety-Certified music band! Help us spread the

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Gun Safety-Certified

Gun Safety-Certified Stop Handgun Violence and Change The Ref launched Gun Safety-Certified(GSC) today. The symbol was designed by Manuel Oliver and includes the face of his son Joaquin Oliver who was one of 17 students and staff members killed in the Parkland mass shooting on Valentine’s Day of 2018. The GSC symbol is an opportunity for businesses and consumers to

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Press Release: On 2nd Anniversary of Parkland, Florida Mass Shooting, “Gun Safety-Certified” Corporate Symbol Launched by Parents of Victim Joaquin Oliver, Survivor David Hogg and Stop Handgun Violence

Symbol would allow companies to show support for background checks and other proven gun safety initiatives Boston, MA – Rather than privately mourn their son, Parkland victims Manuel and Patricia Oliver spent the second anniversary of their son’s murder in Boston working to end gun violence and save other families from unfathomable grief. The Olivers

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