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On the 5th Anniversary of the Sandy Hook tragedy, read Sheryl's op-ed in Bustle

on December 14, 2017 - 10:32am

"After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary five years ago today, the one thing I thought nobody would be fighting about was a common-sense solution to gun violence. I wondered then if my own sons would be safe in their schools as they grew up in a country in love with guns. Surely, I thought, this tragedy has to result in some reasonable new laws to prevent further senseless mass shootings. How wrong I was. In April of 2013, four months after the Newtown shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 adults, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill to expand background checks on firearms sales.

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New song "The Dreaming Kind" to benefit Sandy Hook Promise out now!

on December 11, 2017 - 5:09pm

The tragedy in Newtown 5 years ago and the countless lives lost in mass shootings since have weighed heavily on my heart. I felt compelled to write “The Dreaming Kind” for the incredible people at Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) who work so hard every day to combat gun violence. The extraordinary work this organization does to educate and protect our nation from further bloodshed gives me hope for a better tomorrow. I hope this song will inspire the same feeling in those who hear it. 

Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several families whose loved ones were

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