2017 Registration: Nationwide Vigils & Events to #EndGunViolence on the 5-Year Mark of the Sandy Hook Tragedy
December 14, 2017 marks the 5-year mark of the Sandy Hook tragedy. Since that heartbreaking day in Newtown five years ago, half a million Americans have been killed or injured by guns. We urge you to join us in our effort to continue to shine a light on the devastating epidemic of gun violence in our nation until these gun deaths and injuries are reduced.

NATIONWIDE VIGILS & EVENTS TO #EndGunViolence: The victims, survivors and the families impacted by gun violence are often forgotten. Therefore, the Newtown Foundation, the charitable arm of the Newtown Action Alliance, in partnership with Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing for Action, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, St Marks Episcopal Church and Women's March will host the annual national vigil service of mourning and loving remembrance for all who have fallen victim to the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America on December 6th and nationwide vigils/events during the month of December.

We are looking for faith, gun violence prevention, social justice, LGBTQ and other organizations to hold a local vigil/event in their towns and cities from December 6-17th. Our goal is to unite the movement, continue to raise awareness, educate, and keep this critical issue front and center throughout our nation.

We thank all the activists and groups who planned the 330+ local vigils/events in 43 states last year. Our goal for this year is to hold over 500 local vigils/events in ALL 50 states. We encourage you to work with the families and survivors impacted by gun violence and allies in your community to honor all Americans impacted by gun violence and stand together to collectively push for gun violence prevention in our towns and cities.

Please complete this form (http://bit.ly/2017NationwideVigilRegistration) to host a vigil or an event in your town or city and we will send you the 2017 National Vigil Toolkit to facilitate your planning and to coordinate our collective gun violence prevention message.

5TH ANNUAL NATIONAL VIGIL FOR ALL VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE: The 5th annual national vigil service will be held on December 6th from 7:00-9:00PM at St. Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. This national service will anchor the Nationwide Vigils to #EndGunViolence throughout the 50 states.

We invite all advocates to join us at the national vigil service in Washington D.C. to support the families and survivors impacted by gun violence and renew our pledge to fight for gun violence prevention. Please reserve your seat here (http://bit.ly/NationalVigil4AllVictimsOfGunViolence).

We encourage direct family members of victims and survivors of gun violence from all 50 states to attend the national vigil service on December 6th at St Marks Episcopal Church. We will provide travel stipends and hotel accommodations for family members and survivors who are directly impacted by gun violence. Please forward this registration form (http://bit.ly/2017NationalVigilRegistrationFamiliesSurvivors) to families and survivors who may be interested.

For more information or if you have any questions, please e-mail us at info@newtownaction.org.

Sincerely,
The Newtown Foundation
www.newtownfoundation.org

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