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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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Oedipus

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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Meet Barbara & Ben

Join John’s #SHV25 Double Your Impact Fundraising Challenge! News Highlights: The White House administration won’t support universal background checks. 145 CEO’s call on the Senate to vote on gun reform bills. Mass shooters exploit known gaps in the U.S. background check system. Bank of America stops financing manufacturers of military style guns. MSNBC to moderate the Gun

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Steve Sheinkopf

Meet Steve, a senior board member for 15 years. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? Because John has led the fight for common sense gun reform. What is your most memorable Stop Handgun Violence event? [At the billboard unveiling] Seeing the Parkland parents immigrating from Columbia to give their son

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Matt O’Neil

Meet Matt, a Board Member for over 10 years. Why did you choose to serve on the Stop Handgun Violence Board? John asked –  I also grew up in a poor tough blue collar neighborhood and understand the importance of addressing this issue. What is your most memorable Stop Handgun Violence event? Concerts Across America

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