Sandy Hook Promise is committed to preventing gun violence and is led by community members and several parents and spouses who lost loved ones in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, non-profit organization and we've had conversations with hundreds of parents across the country – parents who are gun owners and non-gun owners, Democrats, Republicans and Independents, people of many faiths, and across the economic spectrum. We learned that a parent's love and concern for their children comes before everything, including their politics and that parents want to act now, in their communities, to help prevent gun violence.
Beginning November 14, 2013, SHP is launching Parent Together – a nationwide campaign that educates and empowers parents to make changes in their community to help prevent not just the next Sandy Hook but also the hundreds of thousands of other acts of gun violence every year in every state.
SHP will begin to roll out proven tools and programs that initially focus in the areas of mental wellness, community connectedness and gun safety. These tools and programs will be used by parents to help prevent gun violence within their homes, their schools and their communities. We know that other national advocacy programs such as efforts to reduce drunk driving, promote recycling and reduce smoking created real change in our country by starting at a community level with focused programs – Parent Together will do the same.
Please join parents everywhere and Make the Promise to Parent Together to prevent gun violence.