To support the families affected by the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, including victims, survivors, first responders, teachers, school staff, and the community of Newtown, by providing financial and service support and assistance, and to enlist all Americans in supporting comprehensive solutions designed to prevent similar acts of violence.
Founded by seventeen residents of Newtown following the December 14, 2012, mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Sandy Hook Promiseaims to help families affected by the tragedy and spark a national dialogue about gun owners' responsibility and accountability, issues of mental health care and treatment, and practical steps for making schools and public spaces safer.
Sandy Hook Promise comprises two nonprofit corporations: the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation, which has applied for 501(c)(3) status, and Sandy Hook Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization.
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Visitors to the site can sign the Sandy Hook Promise"to honor the twenty-six lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School" and "to do everything I can to encourage and support common sense solutions that make my community and our country safer from similar acts of violence." Visitors also can browse newsabout Sandy Hook and relevant public policy issues, watch a videoof and by Newtown students making the Sandy Hook Promise, and/or support the group with a donation. Those who sign on to the campaign can also sign up for e-mail or text message updates about gun control legislation and related policy issues.