Kate Dominguez

Meet Kate, social media whiz for SHV. What is your most memorable Stop Handgun Violence event? The GVP Student Summit. It was an absolute privilege to get to know exceptional students, and member of the Massachusetts GVP community who attended the two day event. The leadership we are seeing by young people today will change the

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A Triple for #SHV25

Read up on more Board Members! Kyle Kennedy Kerr, a board member since 2015. Oedipus, a founding board member. Jerry Belair, a founding board member. ​Don’t forget your tickets to celebrate with our fabulous board members, plus  Rosanne Cash, Attorney General Healey, Senator Markey, Mayor Walsh, Speaker DeLeo, Survivors, Student Activists and many others at #SHV25! Be recognized

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Vikiana Petit-Homme

Meet Vikiana, our first student board member. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? We need more young people to be at tables like this to hold everyone accountable. I’m glad to represent March For Our Lives on the board as SHV becomes the fiscal sponsor for the Massachusetts chapters.

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Kevin Boyle

Meet Kevin, a Board Member since 2003. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? Concern regarding gun violence in our country. In 2003, gun violence in various Boston neighborhoods was very troubling. I was aware of SHV through John Rosenthal who I knew through a business relationship and asked to

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Press Release: Stop Handgun Violence Celebrates 25 Years of Activism to Enact Sensible, Safe Gun Laws in Massachusetts

Urban Massachusetts leads the nation with the lowest gun death rate in the continental United States  Stop Handgun Violence — the Massachusetts based non-profit organization that works to prevent gun injuries and deaths through education, public awareness, policy and community activism — is celebrating its 25-year anniversary on Thursday, October 24th at the House of

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Double Your Impact #SHV25 Challenge

Double Your Impact #SHV25 Challenge John is matching all donations to Stop Handgun Violence in honor of #SHV25 anniversary! Donate here for his Double Your Impact challenge.       News Highlights: Gun violence fears sparks workplace safety reviews. Listen to David Hemenway on podcast: Who Can Solve America’s Gun Problem? Stand your ground laws does more

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Zoe Grover

Meet Zoe, SHV Executive Director since 2013. Why did you join Stop Handgun Violence? During law school, I volunteered for Stop Handgun Violence. When a position came open I was thrilled to apply and receive it. I have been with SHV for six years and love getting to be a part of the solution to

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Jerry Belair

Meet Jerry, one of our founding Board Members! Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? I had worked in gun violence prevention in California in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. When John Rosenthal began SHV in 1994 it was an easy transition. Having hunted in New Hampshire and Canada

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Meet Oedipus, a founding Board Member. How many years have you served on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? Since its inception [1994]. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? Common sense to curb gun violence, a national health emergency. What is your most memorable Stop Handgun Violence campaign? Creating a CD

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Kyle Kennedy Kerr

Meet Kyle, she joined the Board in 2015. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? My father, Michael Kennedy, and John Rosenthal started SHV 25 years ago with the pioneering goal of changing Massachusetts gun laws and culture so that real change could begin. My involvement with SHV and the movement

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