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A memory wall for victims and survivors to share how gun violence has impacted their lives.

February 1, 2023

Everytown for Gun Safety, Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Volunteers Honor the Start of Black History Month

Black History Month Serves as a Moment to Honor the Stories of Resilience and Innovation of Leaders Who Have Carried the Black Community Through Generations of Systemic Inequities and Violence 71 Percent of Black Adults in the United States are…
February 1, 2023

Fifth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week Begins

February 1-7 Marks Fifth Annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week; By Early February, More Americans are Killed With Guns Than are Killed in Other High-Income Countries in an Entire YearEverytown Releases New Nationwide Report Illustrating the Magnitude of America’s Gun…
Donnitta Marie Sinclair wearing a red Everytown Survivor Network t-shirt and speaking at a podium

Donnitta Marie Sinclair: Growing, Rebuilding, Restoring, and Healing our Community

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Marie Delus wears a Moms Demand Action shirt while speaking at the podium at an event

Marie G. Delus: ‘History will remember us Moms, our legacies are being written’

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Moms Demand Action volunteer Melody McFadden speaks at the podium at a Don't Look Away rally in Washington, DC in 2022

Melody Geddis McFadden: Helping survivors of gun violence smile again

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February 8, 2022

Op-ed: A Voice for Ahmad and a Call for Change

Yesterday, on the final day of the fourth annual National Gun Violence Survivors Week, the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer published an op-ed by Alicia Campbell, a Survivor Fellow…

Florida Mom Still Putting Pieces Together after Daughter’s Suicide

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As a minister, I have officiated the funerals of too many black men in our community, and the crime is on humanity.

My son served our country in Afghanistan, but his brother died by gun violence here at home.

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My Baby Made the Ultimate Sacrifice to Save Her Baby’s Life

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Using My Voice to Make a Change

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Sandy Phillips Fights for Stronger, Smarter Gun Laws in the Aftermath of the Murder of her Daughter in the Aurora Mass Shooting

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A Conversation with Roxanna Green

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13-Year-Old Shot in Face by Friend; Mother Grieves His Loss, and the Lack of Charges in Case

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Missy Jenkins Smith

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A Mom Demanding Action

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A Random Act of Violence, and an Excruciating Survival: “The bullet may not have taken my life then, but it may still.”

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My Daughter Died Because a Loaded Gun Was Left Accessible to a Child

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From a Loving Father Who Lost His Son in the Columbine Massacre 14 Years Ago

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In Just Three Minutes, My Daughter Was Gone and My Life Forever Changed

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My Younger Brother Died Trying to Save Our Dad

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The Right Place at the Right Time

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Brenda Moss

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Tim Beaty holding his young son

My Son Was Living His Dream When a Single Bullet Ended It All

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Did you know

58 percent of American adults or someone they care for have experienced gun violence in their lifetime.