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  • NHS Students, Many Others, To Participate In ‘100,000 Poets For Change’ Rally Against Gun Violence

    DANBURY — Poets, professors, musicians and more will join together at Western Connecticut State University on Saturday, September 28, for the daylong event, “100,000 Poets for Change — Rally Against Gun Violence.” Among those who will participate are current Connecticut Poet Laureate Dick Allen and former Connecticut Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson.

    The event will be from 10 am to 6 pm in the Campus Center Ballroom on the university’s westside campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension.

  • Newtown Activists Shift Focus To House Of Representatives

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a week in which another mass shooting took place, and in a year in which gun control has fallen off Congress’ radar, gun control activists again came to Capitol Hill to lobby unyielding politicians.

  • PeaceJam Event Being Planned For Newtown Youth

    Everything is coming together, according to Sarah Clements, a Newtown High School student and Junior Newtown Action Alliance (Jr NAA) Chair for the Newtown PeaceJam, Transforming Tragedy event being planned for Sunday, October 6. It will be at Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane.

    Jr NAA is affiliated with Newtown Action Alliance, a grassroots organization created in the weeks after 12/14 to reverse gun violence through legislation and broader cultural change.

  • NAA Info Session Planned For DC Trip

  • Starbucks Diffuses 'Appreciation Day' Controversy By Closing Newtown Location Early

    A sign posted on the door of Starbucks on Church Hill Road late Friday afternoon acknowledged the “significant passion” on both sides of the gun issue.

  • Newtown Families Return To Capitol Hill Six Months After Tragedy

    Washington- Having brushed aside efforts to strengthen the nation’s gun laws, Congress has turned its attention toward other issues, including immigration reform and alleged abuses by the IRS and National Security Administration.

    But for the families affected by the 12/14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and their neighbors, there is no moving on.

  • June 13 Event In Washington, DC, To Commemorate 12/14

    Newtown Action Alliance, a local grassroots organization committed to reducing gun violence, is sponsoring an all-day event in Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 13, to demand that Congress vote on and pass comprehensive background checks. The events will commemorate the six-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    A thunderclap campaign will take place at 9 am, June 13. A thunderclap is a social media crowd-sourcing event, and can be accessed at www.thunderclap.it/faq.

  • June 13 Event In Washington, D.C. To Commemorate 12/14

    Newtown Action Alliance, a local grassroots organization committed to reducing gun violence, is sponsoring an all-day event in Washington, D.C., Thursday, June 13, to demand that Congress vote on and pass comprehensive background checks. The events will commemorate the six-month anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

  • Junior Newtown Action Alliance Slates ‘Letter Writing Frenzy’

    The Junior Newtown Action Alliance (JR NAA), which is a part of the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA), has set a “Letter Writing Frenzy” event for Friday, May 24, from 7 pm to 8 pm, in the Newtown High School cafetorium.

    The NAA is a group working to reduce gun violence through legislative and cultural means, and the JR NAA works to involve young people in the movement.

  • Gun Control Advocates Urged To Persist In Their Efforts

    US Senator Richard Blumenthal this week told Newtown Action Alliance members that although recent proposed federal legislation to expand criminal background checks for gun purchasers failed to win approval, the matter will return to the Senate for another vote.

    “We’re not done,” Sen Blumenthal said of the drive for better gun control through federal legislation.