I am a mother of two children who attend public schools, a wife to a public high school teacher, and a physical therapist working in our public schools. Recently there was another senseless tragedy in our nation’s schools. 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.
More and more of our neighbors are uniting to bring the change we need. The phones in Congress are ringing 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, now more than ever.
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. Two simple steps can help us get closer to making our schools safe for all children. 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 www.sandyhookpromise.org and help bring Sandy Hook Promise’s no-cost, violence prevention programs to our schools and community.