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In 2004, I, Jean Paul Laurent, a native of Haiti, came to the United States with very limited Englis… Read MoreView/Share
I lost 3 friends here in Blacksburg and had 2 other injured during the Virginia Tech tragedy. No family, No community, no individual should have to s… Read MoreView/Share
The massacres that have occurred in this country have caused me to become active in gun violence prevention. Guns capable of firing multiple bullets… Read MoreView/Share
I sit here reflecting on recent current events, both of which turned out tragic. I realized how much my life has been affected by guns, despite the f… Read MoreView/Share
Hi, my name is Melissa. I came to America about 8 years ago, and met my husband who has the same nationality as me. We feel frustrated to live in thi… Read MoreView/Share
I migrated to the U.S. with my parents in 1986. We were lucky to have had the opportunity to enter… Read MoreView/Share
My father came to the US in the early 90s as an immigrant sponsored by his company. He started out w… Read MoreView/Share
I am sixty-five years old. When I was 18 years old I lost a cousin to gun violence. I never got past the pain that it caused the entire family. Her… Read MoreView/Share
2 brothers and 1 sister. My brother is an Australian citizen and Indian by birth. Here for a year, w… Read MoreView/Share
Just before midnight on Friday, December 14, 2012, I had the unhappy duty to assist a Connecticut state trooper and a local clergy member in notifying… Read MoreView/Share
I came to America as a visitor in 1990 I was ten years old. I am 33 years old today and still undocumented. I have worked and paid taxes and graduated… Read MoreView/Share
I heard about Sandy Hook late in the day- I was driving home from work to go pick up my kids at the… Read MoreView/Share
Columbine happened while I was in high school, and Virginia Tech just after I graduated college. While I've never personally experienced loss through… Read MoreView/Share
I was born in Ecuador. Our economic situation was very challenging; my mother was single, raising two kids on a very low income. When I was 11 years o… Read MoreView/Share
I taught first grade for over 30 years. The Newtown students and teachers were first grade teachers. Kindergarten and first grade teachers are a spe… Read MoreView/Share