Each year since 2013, the Newtown Foundation (TNF), the charitable arm of the Newtown Action Alliance (NAA), 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, 2019 marks the 7-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy. By this December, over 700,000 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 and the Newtown Action Alliance, in partnership with Alliance for Gun Responsibility, American Association of Suicidology, American Gun Safety Association, Amnesty International USA, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, Blessed Ministries & Blessed Devotions, Brady, Brady Campaign Stanislaus County California, Campaign to Unload, Ceasefire Oregon, CeaseFirePA, Center for American Progress, Chicago Survivors Org., Coalition Against Gun Violence-A Santa Barbara County Coalition, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Community Justice Action Fund, Community of Sant’Egidio, Concerned Citizens Against Gun Violence, CT Against Gun Violence, Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Equality California, Everytown Survivor Network, Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence, Franciscan Action Network, Gays Against Guns, Generation Progress, Georgians for Gun Safety, Giffords, Gun Safety Alliance, Gun Violence Prevention Action Committee, Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah, Gun Violence Prevention PAC, GunsenseVermont, Healing 4 Our Families & Our Nation, Herndon Reston Citizens Against Gun Violence, Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, International Health & Epidemiology Research Center, Jewish Women International, Journey 4ward, Jr Newtown Action Alliance, Maine Gun Safety Coaltion, March for Our Lives, March For Our Lives DC, March For Our Lives Virginia, Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, Micah Leadership Council, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, National Council of Jewish Women, National Equality Action Team (NEAT), #NoRA, North Carolinians Against Gun Violence, Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, On Earth Peace, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, Protect Minnesota, Psychiatrists for Gun Violence Prevention, Purpose Over Pain, Rabbinical Assembly, Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association, Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention, Sandy Hook Promise, Silver State Equality-Nevada, Sisters of ST. Francis Justice, Peace and Care for Creation Committee, Srs. of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Marks Episcopal Church Capitol Hill DC, States United to Prevent Gun Violence, Stop Handgun Violence, Survivors Empowered, Survivors Lead, Temple Micah, Temple Sinai, The Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, The ENOUGH Campaign, This Is Our Lane, Urban Word NYC, Vision Quilt, Washington National Cathedral, WAVE Educational Fund, Women’s March and Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, 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 4, 2019 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 7th Annual National Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 7-9pm at St Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.