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Vigils scheduled for this evening in Raleigh, Charlotte and Chapel Hill to commemorate 5th anniversary of Sandy Hook

[1]As was highlighted in yesterday’s Policy Watch radio commentary [2], today marks the fifth anniversary of the dark and dreadful day in Newton, Connecticut during which gun violence took the lives of 26 innocent children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. If you’d like to stand with or support caring and thinking people committed to ending gun violence in the U.S. on this somber day of remembrance, there are at least three events in major North Carolina cities worth checking out tonight:

In Chapel Hill:

WHO:  North Carolinians Against Gun Violence in conjunction with Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People, Durham Crisis Response Center, Moms Demand, MomsRising, NC AIDS Action Network, NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, NC Council of Churches, NC Justice Center, Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham

WHAT:  Interfaith candlelight vigil to #EndGunViolence in remembrance of the five-year mark of the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy, as well as well as the 500,000 American victims and survivors of gun violence since December 2012.  The Vigil to End Gun Violence will be part of a nationwide tribute with 228 other events in 40 states.

WHERE:  United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

WHEN:  December 14th at 7pm

For more information, visit www.ncgv.org.

In Raleigh:

WHAT:Vigil in remembrance of Sandy Hook and to honor of all survivors of gun violence.

WHO:Volunteers with the North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

WHEN:Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm.

WHERE: Community United Church of Christ, 814 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607

***To arrange media interviews in advance of, or after, the event, please email northcarolina@momschapterleaders.org or call 919-389-1695***

In Charlotte:

WHAT: Vigil in remembrance of Sandy Hook and to honor of all survivors of gun violence.

WHO: Volunteers with the North Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

  • Christy Clark, Moms Demand Action Chapter Leader
  • Misty Uribe, Everytown for Gun Safety Survivor Engagement Lead
  • Tim McCleary, Sandy Hook Promise Leader
  • Rev. Sara Ellis, Moms Demand Action Volunteer

WHEN: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Myers Park Baptist Church, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207

***To arrange media interviews in advance of, or after, the event, please email northcarolina@momschapterleaders.org or call 980-428-1081***