Sandy Hook Promise
This petition closed 12 months ago
There was a gathering of people in Newtown. It was in someone's kitchen, and it was filled with friends and neighbors who knew they needed to be together. They knew they had to hug each other....
There was a gathering of people in Newtown. It was in someone's kitchen, and it was filled with friends and neighbors who knew they needed to be together. They knew they had to hug each other. Gradually, as they spoke, they also realized something else. They understood that they had a responsibility. To honor the kids and teachers they'd lost, as well as the survivors. They promised to do whatever they could to not let this tragedy stand as just another in our country's history.
Moving forward, the mission of Sandy Hook Promise is to work to identify and implement holistic, common sense solutions that will make our community and our country safer from similar acts of violence through education, outreach and grass-roots discussion. SHP believes the time has come to enter into these discussions with equal parts of Love, Compassion, and Common Sense.
Please honor this Promise by making one of your own – Promise that this is the time. The time to stand up and say that our society should not live under the threat of this kind of violence. When you make this promise, you join the people of Sandy Hook, who want their town to be remembered as the place where we came together both as a community and as a nation ... and decided that tragedies like this must come to an end. Let Sandy Hook go down in history as the place where real change began. This is the Sandy Hook Promise.
To learn more, go to sandyhookpromise.org