Delaware Valley Remembers Sandy Hook
On December 7th, a coalition of 10 organizations, including Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy, hosted a memorial to the victims at Sandy Hook and to all victims of gun violence while calling for legislative action on universal background checks. The event, attended by 150 people, was held at Villanova University with the support of the Villanova University Center for Peace and Justice Education. The program featured Governor Ed Rendell, along with victims and survivors of victims of gun violence, musical presentations, and leaders in the gun violence prevention movement.
As the one-year anniversary of the massacre approaches, it is important to renew our collective determination to bring about change. Basic reforms, such as requiring a background check for every gun purchase and banning high capacity ammunition magazines, could save thousands of lives every year, yet politicians seem fearful to support them because of the political tactics of the gun lobby. Elected officials need to hear from every citizen who cares about the problem of gun violence. Please join us in our efforts! The legislative committee of Delco United is currently working for passage of Pennsylvania House Bill 1010. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Delaware County Daily Times published an excellent write-up of the event in the December 8th edition of the paper, which can be accessed online as well: