Empowering the Nonviolent Opposition to Unnecessary Guns in the Home 

Dear Friend,

 

This week is an exciting one, folks!  We are ready to collectively show our lawmakers that we will not tolerate gun violence in our communities.

 

The ENOUGH Campaign is standing with CAGV in the March for Change

in Hartford CT next Thursday, February 14th. We currently have close to 50 buses traveling to Hartford on Valentine's Day.  It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends who feel as passionate about this important issue as you do. Join in the camaraderie & the conversation as we advocated for common sense gun laws.  It will be a day that you would hate to miss.  We are so proud to be a part of this extremely important effort.  We would love to have you join us! See all the details below. 

 

The ENOUGH Campaign has unveiled our new PSA (public service announcement) on the homepage of our website,
www.theENOUGHcampaign.com and at the YouTube link below.  You can let people know about our grassroots work and get others involved by sharing our video.  Thank you!

 

There has been a lot of buzz about common sense gun laws and proposals in our state and across the country, exemplified by Connecticut's public hearings, the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, and perhaps most powerfully, the President's 23 executive actions to stem the unceasing tide of gun violence that plagues our communities. The ENOUGH Campaign supports all common sense gun laws and proposals - join us in our quest by contacting your local representative today and tell them that you, too, have had ENOUGH!

 

Lastly, we are continually inspired by the children of Newtown.  Read below about how Charlotte Bacon, a child who died in the massacre, is posthumously inspiring others to create random acts of kindness.

 

Sincerely,

 

Your friends at The ENOUGH Campaign

 
CONSIDER THESE FACTS
  • 2,829 kids die from gun violence in one year.[1]  
  • 86 people die of gun violence EVERY DAY in America.[2]  
  • Access to firearms increases the risk of intimate partner homicide more than 5 times more than in instances where there are no weapons. In addition, abusers who possess guns tend to inflict the most severe abuse on their partners.[3]  
  • Households with guns were three times more likely to have homicides and five times more likely to have suicides than homes without guns.[4]

 

[3] J. C. Campbell, D; Webster, J; Koziol-McLain, C. R; et al. 2003. Risk Factors For Femicide in Abusive Relationships: Results From A Multi-Site Case Control Study. American Journal of Public Health. 93(7).

 

[4] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS). Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, 2004. (Available at the following Internet website: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/wisqars/default.htm).

COME ON THE BUS

Here's what our friends of March for Change are letting everyone know.



MARCH FOR CHANGE

THERE IS STILL TIME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO JOIN US IN HARTFORD AS WE MARCH FOR CHANGE!

 http://www.marchforchange.org/

 

MARCH FOR CHANGE is a less than a week away.  The following contains important details about the rally. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY.

 

Governor Malloy, Sandy Hook families, parents directly impacted by gun violence in our urban communities, as well as members of clergy, other high-level elected officials and special guests to speak.  Christine Baranski of the GOOD WIFE, to emcee; October Project will perform.

 

This is a peaceful demonstration; please act in a way that is respectful and courteous.  This is a day for community and unity not divisive behavior.  Do not engage with the opposition - this will not be productive and will be a source of frustration. THIS IS OUR DAY, NOT THEIRS.

 

MARCH FOR CHANGE and CAGV support the 2nd Amendment and the individual's right to own a gun, but we believe there needs to be rational, common sense regulations and limitations to the laws.  We demand change in CT's current gun laws.  We encourage participants to speak to the press, keeping in mind that we are a unified voice; there are press volunteers (wearing NEON GREEN t-shirts) on site to help, along with a press table. You should speak about your personal connections and experiences; tweet (@marchforchange), instagram, FB postings, etc.

 

There will be general volunteers on site wearing NEON GREEN; you can ask them for directions and guidance on site.

 

BUS RIDERS:  Anyone signed up for a bus will be hearing from their bus captain in a separate email.

 

DRIVERS: Parking info on the March for Change website: http://tinyurl.com/bhbd7oo

 

WARM (GREEN) CLOTHES - Hand warmers, toe warmers can be found at sporting/outdoor stores and are effective. Leave the cute shoes at home and dress for cold weather. MFC tees can be worn over coats.

 

GREEN HATS AVAILABLE ON SITE FOR FREE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

 

SIGNS/BANNERS - Messaging is key. [The ENOUGH Campaign will come with a lot of rally-swag for you (postcards, signs, banners, sticker buttons)]. Signs and banners [of your own] are also encouraged and should be creative and expressive, but civil and not gory or graphic.  Remember, children will be present and we don't want to upset people with grotesque imagery.  Photos of loved ones, slogans acceptable.   

 

WE ARE NOT ADVOCATING FOR BANNING ALL GUNS, we want reasonable, rational, regulations and limitations.  Try to avoid the word CONTROL. Sample signs:
  • Change the Conversation, Change the Culture, Change the Law.
  • We Demand Change Today.
  • Our Hearts Are Broken.
  • Enough Broken Hearts.
  • [insert name/town] MARCHES FOR ....change, hope, peace, safer gun laws, Newtown, etc.

FOOD - available for purchase at one of the food trucks on site or in Capitol cafeteria; we encourage participants to bring thermoses of hot cocoa, coffee, tea and snacks

 

TOILET - Capitol bathrooms will be open; portable toilets are on site. Banners/signs must be left outside.

 

KEEP THE PARK CLEAN. Trash should be placed in receptacles provided.

 

SPEAKING PROGRAM WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY 90 MINUTES - the complete list of speakers available on the March for Change website after February 8.

 
 
KINDNESS MATTERS

 

Newtown residents announce the launch of Newtown Kindness and the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards

 

Sandy Hook, CT, January 18, 2013 - Newtown residents Aaron and Christi Carlson announce today the creation of Newtown Kindness and the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards. 

 

The organization and program was founded in memory of their friends' daughter,

Charlotte Bacon, a victim in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. It was established to support the Newtown community and encourage kids from around the world to engage in acts of kindness.

 

"We believe that every act of kindness will honor the victims of the Sandy Hook

Elementary tragedy while creating more compassionate children around the globe," said Newtown Kindness founder Aaron Carlson. "Charlotte was known for her daily acts of kindness. In her life, no kind deed was too small, and we want that message spread and honored in her name."

 

Visit www.NewtownKindness.org to learn more.

 

LATEST LINKS

CHECK OUT OUR FIRST PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT!   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk0DQkg57yM&feature=youtu.be

 

PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE & 23 EXECUTIVE ACTIONS...

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/16/obama-to-announce-gun-control-proposals-shortly/

 

CT AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE PROPOSAL FOR SAFER GUN LAWS

http://montville-ct.patch.com/announcements/cagv-proposes-safer-gun-law-legislation-8dc0b741

 

PLEASE CHECK THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT ALL THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CT PUBLIC HEARINGS...  

     http://www.cagv.org/wp/2013/01/24/public-hearing-1-28/#more-285

 

CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE ABOUT THE ENOUGH CAMPAIGN IN THE HUFFINGTON POST...  

     http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-chattman/enough-is-enough-ct-moms_b_2474078.html



ABOUT US

The ENOUGH Campaign is an all-volunteer run, grassroots organization.  We are so grateful for everyone involved in this effort to make our cities and towns a safer place to live, and we thank you!  

 

It's people like you that help The ENOUGH Campaign stop gun violence and promote safer communities. 

 

Donations assist us in our legislative advocacy and community education efforts.  Make a difference now!

 Donate

All Donations will be deposited to The ENOUGH Campaign, a 501c3 non-profit organization, filing status in progress.