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Preparing for Albany Youth Advocacy Day May 7

Preparing for Albany Youth Advocacy Day May 7

Students in the NYAGV Education Fund’s ReACTION Youth Program are getting ready for their field trip to Albany for Youth Advocacy Day on May 7. They’ll be joining Youth Over Guns students and volunteers from around the state... Read More
Why I'm going to Albany for Youth Advocacy Day.

Why I’m going to Albany for Youth Advocacy Day.

Hi, my name is Andrea Gonzalez and I am the Director of Operations for Youth Over Guns.  Our mission is to empower young people of color to advocate for policy and community-based solutions that will reduce and... Read More
Will you sponsor a student for Albany Youth Advocacy Day?

Will you sponsor a student for Albany Youth Advocacy Day?

Young people around the country are energized to fight gun violence and make their communities safe. That’s why we’re working to bring more students to Albany Advocacy Day for Youth on May 7, where they’ll meet with our state... Read More
Join us Sunday in NYC for "Keep On"--Youth Performances Against Gun Violence

Join us Sunday in NYC for “Keep On”–Youth Performances Against Gun Violence

Join us Sunday afternoon, March 24, at The Improv Asylum in Manhattan for “Keep On”–an afternoon of performances by youth activists against gun violence. The event, which marks one year since March for Our... Read More
NYS Legislature Passes Child Access Prevention Bill

NYS Legislature Passes Child Access Prevention Bill

NYAGV applauds the New York State Assembly and Senate for their passage on March 4 of the Child Access Prevention bill. Governor Cuomo is expected to sign the bill, which requires gun owners who live with children, or who... Read More
U.S. House Passes Background Check Bills

U.S. House Passes Background Check Bills

On February 27 and 28, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills to strengthen federal background checks that are now headed to the Senate for consideration. H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, would require a background check on every gun... Read More
ERPO Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

ERPO Bill Signed by Governor Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill into law on February 25. The law–which was one of NYAGV’s top legislative priorities–establishes a court process for removing firearms from individuals who pose a serious... Read More
ERPO/ "Red Flag" Bill Signed Into Law

ERPO/ “Red Flag” Bill Signed Into Law

The New York Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill is now law, after being signed on February 25 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Read More