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A Year of Promise

Last January 14, just one month after the shocking and tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary that devastated our community, we announced the formation of Sandy Hook Promise. It has been a long and difficult year, but despite Washington's inaction, we feel proud of the work our supporters have helped us achieve in building a lasting organization capable of achieving success in our communities.

We've led efforts to pass new mental health legislation in Connecticut and to strengthen responsible gun legislation not only in our home state, but also in Delaware, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and other states. At the federal level, we're working to advance mental health care and continuing to push for common sense solutions like background checks.  

But more importantly, we're working person-by-person, neighborhood-by-neighborhood, on changes we can all make within our own communities – like helping children and young adults feel more connected.  

Today, we celebrate that work and invite you to do the same by reading the timeline below. You are part of this process, and we can't do it without you. Tomorrow, we roll up our sleeves again and get back to work. Thank you.

How you can help

On Friday, December 14th and 9:30am ET, twenty school children, their four teachers, and two school administrators were murdered by a lone gunman. The moment we learned about the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut will be etched in our memories forever. The horror of this incident was the last straw in a string of mass shootings; in an instant we knew we could not sit idly by until the next time…

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