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Thanks for making Albany Advocacy Day a success!

Thanks for making Albany Advocacy Day a success!

Because of your generosity, we were able to gather hundreds of students from across the state to attend 2018 Albany Advocacy Day! Read More
NYAGV, Student Advocates and Legislators Rally in Albany

NYAGV, Student Advocates and Legislators Rally in Albany

Hundreds of students from across the state joined NYAGV, state legislators, and other gun violence prevention advocates in Albany for Advocacy Day on May 15. The group held a press conference and rally for the enactment of the New York Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) bill before the legislative session ends in June. The ERPO bill–which... Read More
NY: Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO)

NY: Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO)

PROBLEM: We’ve seen way too often how when an individual in crisis has access to guns, the result is often deadly–whether it’s a suicide of a loved one or a mass shooting of scores of innocent people. Individuals in crisis often exhibit “red flag” behavior or other warning signs indicating that they are dangerous to themselves or others. ... Read More
Progress on Domestic Violence and Guns

Progress on Domestic Violence and Guns

This week, NYAGV was on hand as Governor Cuomo signed state legislation that strengthens the ability of authorities to remove guns from domestic abusers. For years, NYAGV has worked to build support for this new law, which closes a loophole to ensure that domestic abusers are required to surrender all firearms, not just handguns. It... Read More
Will you sponsor a student to attend Albany Advocacy Day?

Will you sponsor a student to attend Albany Advocacy Day?

Students throughout the U.S. have re-energized the gun violence prevention movement. That’s why we’re working to bring more students from more locations throughout the state to this year’s Albany Advocacy Day field trip on Tuesday, May 15. On this exciting day, students will have a unique opportunity to: Meet with state lawmakers from their districts. Share... Read More
Student Leader to Speak at Westchester Benefit

Student Leader to Speak at Westchester Benefit

Student leader Kelly Marx, a Westchester March For Our Lives organizer, has joined the evening’s roster for the NYAGV Education Fund’s 2018 Westchester Regional Benefit on April 26.  Students throughout the country have galvanized the gun violence prevention movement. Join us to honor gun violence prevention veterans and to support the next generation of leaders!... Read More
NYAGV Members Meeting Discusses Legislation, Education Initiatives

NYAGV Members Meeting Discusses Legislation, Education Initiatives

Thanks to NYAGV members who attended Tuesday’s NYAGV Members Meeting in Manhattan. Attendees heard from: Rebecca Fischer, NYAGV Executive Director, who gave an update on gun-violence-prevention legislation, and urged members to take action on pending legislation. (See below.) Shaina Harrison, Program Director of the NYAGV Education Fund’s ReACTION Youth Program, who discussed working with high school students in high-risk areas... Read More
New speakers added! NYAGV Members Meeting - Tuesday, April 17 in NYC

New speakers added! NYAGV Members Meeting – Tuesday, April 17 in NYC

Join us Tuesday and help keep the grassroots momentum going! Attend the NYAGV Members Meeting and find out about the latest developments in gun legislation, school education programs, new student initiatives, and how you can get involved in grassroots efforts to prevent gun violence. Whether you’re already an NYAGV member or you’d like to join... Read More