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Erica Lafferty
Erica Lafferty, daughter of murdered Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, outside an NRA convention in Houston on May 3, 2013.  Photo by David Handschuh/New York Daily News

"Hey senators, are you being paid per life lost due to gun violence, or just a flat fee?" -Erica Lafferty (via twitter)


Dear Friends,

If you're following the politics of preventing gun violence as closely as us, you have probably heard the name Erica Lafferty by now.

Erica is the 27-year-old daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, whose bravery will surely define her legacy.

Erica is bold, courageous, and has become a champion of the cause against gun violence.  She clearly understands the power that can result from speaking out and the effect it can have coupled with fierce resolve.

Like mother, like daughter.

Here's some of what Erica has been doing recently:

* She has contacted each of the U.S. Senators threatening to filibuster proposed gun legislation and demanded that they meet with and listen to her message: victims of gun violence deserve a vote.  She, quite publicly, would not take 'no' for an answer from these Senators.

* Erica confronts Senators directly who had voted in a cowardly manner, not listening to their constituents or to the families of victims of gun violence.  She has called these senators out in plain language that resonates.

* She tweets (@E_Laffs2) about her communications and experiences, expressing frustrations, gratitude and sadness.  After all, her mother was murdered not even five months ago in a horrific event which rattled the world.

It is hard to hear what Erica has been doing or to read her words and not be moved - moved to tears, as well as moved to further engage in this effort to bring about common sense solutions to the horrific realities of gun violence in this country.

We have seen simply by watching the public's support of what families of Sandy Hook victims have been doing, that each voice CAN and DOES make a difference.  One voice joins with other voices, and the collective voice has that much more impact.  This is why WE at The ENOUGH Campaign are continuing to write to you and request that you continue to engage.

We thank you, Erica Lafferty, for your bravery and for your resolve. We will support you and help spread your message.

We support ALL affected by gun violence who are bravely speaking out for change.

We, like you, are NOT backing down.  And we will not take 'no' for an answer lightly, either.


In Peace,
The ENOUGH Campaign Team
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What's Next?
From our friends at Newtown Action Alliance
What's Next Newtown Action Alliance
"What's Next?"   That's the question on everyone's mind after 45 Senators sided with the gun lobby to block any common sense improvements to our nation's gun laws.

The shameful vote by those who believe the status quo is acceptable was a huge miscalculation on their part, and that the vote was just "Round One".  The Newtown Action Alliance and many of their alliance partners believe it's time for our broad but disparate movement to unite and demand that Congress act responsibly for the American people, not the gun lobby.

The ENOUGH Campaign is proud to be a partner with Newtown Action Alliance's coatition, ShameOnCongress.org.  This initiative is intended to fix the make-up of congress and how it works. 

We hope you will join us Tuesday, May 7th for a forum with leaders from the national gun safety movement here in Newtown to discuss "What's Next":

  • Event: Forum, "What's Next for Gun Safety Legislation in America... Understanding & Uniting The Broad Middle".
  • When: Tuesday May 7th, 2013 at 7PM
  • Where: Newtown High School Lecture Hall, 12 Berkshire Rd.   
  • Who: Moderator Dave Ackert, Founder/Chairman, Newtown Action Alliance and The Newtown Foundation
The event will also be streamed live and for free at www.newtownaction.org.

Panelists include: Colin Goddard, VA Tech Shooting Victim, Subject of Living For 32 Documentary, The Brady Campaign, Washington DC; Josh Horwitz, Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Washington DC; Elliot Fineman, Father of shooting victim and President, National Gun Victims Action Council, Chicago Il.;
and a representative from Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns, New York City.

There is no charge for this event, and it is open to the public.   There will be an opportunity to submit questions toward the end of the discussion.   Please check out their Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/139904126196893/) for more information and to RSVP.

Please send questions to info@newtownaction.org.
Change of Date
The upcoming forum addressing gun violence prevention in Stamford, CT originally scheduled for May 22 has been postponed. The League of Women Voters Stamford, who is sponsoring the event, plan to bring an excellent panel.  The ENOUGH Campaign will let you know as soon as we get word about the rescheduled date and specific panelists. For more information, contact lwvstamford@gmail.com.
ABOUT US

A brief history: In the wake of the Newtown massacre, several moms from Fairfield County banded together to form The ENOUGH Campaign, a grassroots community organization created to protect families and citizens of Connecticut from gun violence through advocacy and education.

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!

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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of The ENOUGH Campaign is to protect our families and our country as we advocate for more public awareness on the issues of gun violence prevention in America. Through legislative advocacy and community education, we champion stronger gun laws and aim to transform public perceptions of gun safety.

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ENOUGH.