Update #7 ·
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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

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…

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Valentine's Day marked the two-month anniversary of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT that took the lives of 20 first graders and six educators.  As we celebrate those we love this year this week, please join people everywhere in sending a "Virtual Valentine" today to the families of those lost by visiting: http://1MillionHearts.SandyHookPromise.org. Then share…

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