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Published On: Mon, Jan 14th, 2013

One month after Sandy Hook shooting, parents launch ‘Sandy Hook Promise’

Pledging to do all they can “to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence,” parents, family and friends of the 20 children and six educators killed in the Dec. 14 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, just launched Sandy Hook Promise.

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The Sandy Hook
PROMISE

Our hearts are broken;
Our spirit is not.

And it is with this knowledge
that we are able to move forward
with purpose…and strength…

This is a Promise

To support our own
our families, our neighbors, our teachers, our community
with dedication and love
as well as the material and financial needs they will require
in the days ahead.

This is a Promise

To truly honor the lives lost
by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation.

This is a Promise

To be open to all possibilities.
There is no agenda other than to make 
our community and our nation a safer, better place.

This is a Promise

To have the conversations on ALL the issues
Conversations where listening is as important as speaking.
Conversations where even those with the most opposing views 
can debate in good will.

This is a Promise

To turn the conversation into actions.
Things must change.
This is the time.

This is a Promise

We make to our precious children.
Because each child, every human life is filled with promise,
and though we continue to be filled with unbearable pain
we choose love, belief, and hope
instead of anger.

This is a Promise

To do everything in our power to be remembered
not as the town filled with grief and victims;
but as the place where 
real change began.

Our hearts are broken;
Our spirit is not.

This is our promise.

 

Check out the site: http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/

 

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