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NYAGV Featured in The New Yorker

NYAGV Featured in The New Yorker

Hot off the presses! Check out this feature on New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Ed Fund’s ReACTION program and Youth Over Guns in the April 5th issue of The New Yorker!Read More
The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021

Last week, the House of Representatives officially introduced legislation to require background checks on all gun sales – legislation that would have the biggest impact on reducing gun violence nationally, by closing a loophole that puts guns into the hands of dangerous people. Read More
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Youth Over Guns Receives "Safer Tomorrow" Grant from Levi Strauss

Youth Over Guns Receives “Safer Tomorrow” Grant from Levi Strauss

Youth Over Guns, NYAGV’s youth advocacy group, has been awarded a 2020 Safer Tomorrow Fund grant by Levi Strauss and Co. Read More
Gun Violence Webinar Set For June 11

Gun Violence Webinar Set For June 11

June is Gun Violence Awareness Month, a time to learn and teach others about the epidemic of gun violence and its potential solutions. Join New Yorkers Against Gun Violence at noon on Thursday, June 11th for a live webinar with physicians and activists about gun violence, activism, and COVID-19. Read More
Remote Advocacy Week and the Threat of Ghost Guns

Remote Advocacy Week and the Threat of Ghost Guns

NYAGV students, along with Youth Over Guns advocates, staff and volunteers, recently participated in Remote Advocacy Week – a large-scale virtual advocacy effort. Over 75 students from the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn met with elected officials, including New York City Council members, state legislators, and members of Congress. Read More
NYAGV Launches #PowerInPlace

NYAGV Launches #PowerInPlace

With schools closed and gun violence on the rise, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund is launching #PowerInPlace: An online education and advocacy program and source of strength, stability, and safety for students whose communities are most impacted by COVID-19 and gun violence. Read More
Virtual Youth-Led Advocacy Week Starts May 11

Virtual Youth-Led Advocacy Week Starts May 11

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence is excited to announce our Virtual Youth-Led Advocacy Week, from May 11th-15th. Students will be “meeting” with elected officials at the city, state and federal level to advocate for universal background checks, a ban on ghost guns, and funding for violence prevention and intervention programs. Read More
Youth Over Guns Addresses Coronavirus Situation

Youth Over Guns Addresses Coronavirus Situation

COVID-19, or coronavirus, is highlighting the failures of our systems and leaving working class families scrambling. It is threatening the lives of the most vulnerable among us and causing a surge in gun sales across the country. Read More
Special thanks to all who supported NYAGV Education Fund’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction!

Special thanks to all who supported NYAGV Education Fund’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction!

We are so close to reaching our fundraising goal, so if you haven’t had the chance to support us and would like to, there is still time! Read More
2019 Annual Benefit Honorees Announced

2019 Annual Benefit Honorees Announced

–New York State Legislators, Youth Activists, and Award-Winning Author to Be Honored at the October 28 Gala– The NYAGV Education Fund has announced the honorees for its 2019 Annual Benefit on October 28 in New York City. The event supports NYAGV youth and community education programs. (Click here to reserve your tickets and sponsorship.) The... Read More