Tag: gun violence
Suffolk County has launched a new program aimed at getting illegal guns off the streets.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a gun violence disaster emergency Tuesday, July 6, pledging to send almost $140 million in state funds to combat shootings across the Empire State, including on Long Island.
Hundreds of communities from Long Island to California will join together Sunday to host The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. This nationwide action was set in motion by Donna Dees, a New Yorker who had organized the Million Mom March in Washington, D.C., on Mother’s Day in 2000 following a shooting in Granada Hills, Calif. the year before at a community center. That march drew more than 750,000 people on the National Mall, along with coordinating protests in all 50 states.
“At the very core of America’s invention and creation there is this clear prejudice against people of color, and that’s part of America’s original birth defect.”
On the fifteenth anniversary of legendary march, mothers across the country are still inspired, enraged, and more coordinated than ever.
"Let’s call things what they are. Let’s lay it all out on the table."