Putting an End to Violence in the U.S.: Ways to Make Your Voice Be Heard

4 years ago

It is only natural that there has been a lot of noise in the wake of the deadly school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.  After witnessing such a horrific tragedy - even from afar - it can be difficult to find words that adequately express our every thought: our profound sadness, outrage, confusion, fear. Those of us who regularly use the written word for self-expression have found ourselves turning to our trusted resource and have contributed many thoughts about an event that is, quite frankly, beyond our comprehension.

 I have given considerable thought to how I can best contribute to a conversation that is growing increasingly loud and have decided that the best way to add anything useful is to lead other like-minded readers to those sites I have found that are endeavoring to produce one collective voice to our country’s leaders in the hopes that they will be more willing to open a conversation regarding some sort of reform on our current gun laws.

I know it’s not much, but it is the best way I can think of to help ensure those who lost their lives yesterday (and so many before them) did not do so in vain.

Below you will find a list of sites where you can add your name to a growing list of people wanting to do their part in helping eliminate violence in our country.  The list will encompass many things, not just gun reform, and will be ever-evolving as I seek out more sites to share with you.  Please join me in doing what we can to make our voices be heard.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-belkin/newtown-gun-control-parenting-issue_b_2302526.html (Author's note: this blog simply discusses the importance of parents' rising together in an effort to affect change.)



 Advocacy for better services for those suffering from mental illnesses: http://www.nami.org/







I will continue to research and add more links as they become known - please feel free to add any you find in the comments section below and I will endeavor to provide the links in the post itself.

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