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New York Moms Demand Action To Host Vigil To Honor The 26 Killed At Sandy Hook And All Survivors Of Gun Violence

VigilA candlelight Vigil to End Gun Violence in Scarsdale on December 16 is one of nearly 100 events taking place across the country to honor Sandy Hook and demand an end to gun violence.

Volunteers with the Westchester County chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, will gather on December 16th in partnership with the Scarsdale Congregational Church, the Interfaith Coalition Against Gun Violence, the Scarsdale/Hartsdale Interfaith Clergy Association, and the American Muslim Women’s Association to shine a light on the countless lives lost and touched by gun violence since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 children and six educators. The event is one of nearly 100 across the country commemorating the six-year mark of Sandy Hook and asking lawmakers to act to prevent gun violence.

In the six years since Sandy Hook, Moms Demand Action volunteers, along with survivors of gun violence and other gun violence prevention advocates, have fought hard – and successfully – to change America’s lax gun laws, but much more must be done. Nearly 100 Americans are shot and killed every day, and hundreds more are wounded.

-Candlelight Vigil to End Gun Violence, a non-denominational service in loving remembrance of the Sandy Hook victims and the 35,000 people killed by gun violence each year in the U.S.

-Volunteers with the Westchester chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

-Speakers Damon Bacote (SNUG program) and Tara Langworthy (Hudson Valley Moms Demand Action)

-Faith leaders Rev. Dr. Kelly Hough Rogers, Rev. Astrid Storm, Rev. Dr. Edward Schreur,

-Pat Colella and Bonnie Mitchell, Co-chairs of the Interfaith Coalition Against Gun Violence

December 16: 5pm
The Scarsdale Congregational Church, UCC
One Heathcote Road
Scarsdale

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