National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence
Each year since 2013, the Newtown Foundation (TNF) and numerous partners in the gun violence prevention community have sponsored the National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence on or near the anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. These multidenominational events, held in Washington, D.C., at the National Cathedral and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, bring together survivors of gun violence, victims’ family members, concerned citizens, faith leaders, lawmakers, leaders of gun violence prevention organizations, and activists from across the nation.
Through generous individual donations and grants, TNF is able to bring a busload of advocates from the Newtown area in Connecticut, and families of victims and survivors of gun violence from other communities across the nation to Washington, D.C. to participate in the national vigil service and remembrance event.
December 14, 2018 marks the 6-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
By this December, over 600,000 Americans will be killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy. We urge you to join the gun violence prevention community in our collective 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.
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 American Gun Safety Association, Amnesty International, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Center for American Progress, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Community of Sant'Egidio, Community Justice Reform Coalition, Docs Demand Action, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence, Junior Newtown Action Alliance, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, #NoRA, On Earth Peace, Organizing for Action, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, St Marks Episcopal Church, Survivors Empowered, Survivors Lead 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 Wednesday, December 5, 2018 in Washington, D.C., which will anchor the Nationwide Vigils & Events to #EndGunViolence during the month of December.
Our goal is simple. The gun violence prevention movement will unite to support the families and communities impacted by gun violence, educate, continue to raise awareness, and keep this critical issue front and center throughout our nation.
Together, we will renew our vow to #HonorWithAction to #EndGunViolence in America.
The 6th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2018 from 7-9pm at St Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.