Parkland and the Sandy Hook promise

| 20 Feb 2018 | 12:53

    This week while many of our children celebrated friendship in our schools with parties and valentines another school community met with tragedy. Again.
    We have had far too many moments of silence since Sandy Hook. Our children and community deserve real action to stop the epidemic of gun violence in our country.
    We're not alone and we're not helpless. There are many seemingly simple, yet powerful things we can do today.
    More and more of our neighbors are uniting to bring the change we need. The phones in Congress are ringing off the hook with calls for commonsense gun reform, peaceful rallies are growing in numbers in cities across the country, and families and friends are gathering together in their own living rooms to talk about bringing violence prevention programs to their schools.
    The movement is growing and we must keep growing it.
    There is reason to have hope that we can prevent gun violence before it happens through sensible gun safety laws and programs in our schools and communities that help us identify the signs and signals before a shooting happens and intervene.
    To keep this hope alive and bring the change we need, I am asking everyone to take three simple actions today. First, call your member of Congress today and ask that he or she support gun violence prevention legislation to keep guns out of dangerous hands. Secondly, Make the Promise at and help bring Sandy Hook Promise's no-cost, violence prevention programs to our schools and community. Lastly, meet your neighbor, your children’s friends and their classmates to ensure our community is inclusive; you can start with Hello.
    Tara Armstrong