Today, more than 1,000 people across the country came together to remember the horrific tragedy that took place six months ago in Newtown, Connecticut, and to show Congress we will not back down in the fight for gun violence prevention.
In the aftermath of the Newtown shooting, President Obama laid out a plan to make our communities safer, including measures such as expanded background checks on gun sales—measures that have the overwhelming support of Americans nationwide. And yet, Congress has still not taken action. And that is not okay.
Nearly 80 communities held vigils and remembrance events, rallies, press conferences and "thank you events" for leaders who have taken action to move forward on gun violence prevention.
Together, we are demanding action: Congress has not done enough to make our communities safer from gun violence.
Six months ago, we experienced the second-deadliest mass shooting in American history. We must continue to take action to honor the 26 children and adults who lost their lives that day, and to ensure protections are in place to prevent future tragedies. Congressional action can—and will—make a difference, but only if each of us shows them that we will not back down.