legislative advocacy to reduce
gun violence since 1993
Tickets on sale for NYAGV Ed Fund Annual Benefit on October 28th

Tickets on sale for NYAGV Ed Fund Annual Benefit on October 28th

Please join us for an inspiring evening celebrating our growth and our victories. This year’s honorees include award-winning author Angie Thomas, Speaker of the NYS Assembly Carl E. Heastie, NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, NYS Senator Brian Kavanagh, and the students of Youth Over Guns. For the read more link...Read More
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Join us in Buffalo on June 28 for NYAGV's 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us in Buffalo on June 28 for NYAGV’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Join us June 28 in Buffalo to celebrate NYAGV’s 25th anniversary and to honor area leaders Byron W. Brown, Mayor of Buffalo, and Brian Higgins, U.S. Congressman, NY-26. This special Western New York event will be held at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse and will feature drinks and light fare. Come out to see old... Read More
Walk in Solidarity With Survivors Across the Brooklyn Bridge - Saturday, June 8

Walk in Solidarity With Survivors Across the Brooklyn Bridge – Saturday, June 8

Join NYAGV, Youth Over Guns, and our coalition of gun violence prevention organizations on Saturday, June 8, as we walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for the “Walk in Solidarity With Survivors of Gun Violence.” Gun violence affects all American communities, causing more than 36,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries on average each year. Come out June... Read More
NYS Lawmakers Vote to Ban Undetectable Guns

NYS Lawmakers Vote to Ban Undetectable Guns

On May 14, the New York State Assembly and Senate voted to ban undetectable guns, including 3D-printed guns, from being manufactured and sold across the state. The legislation, which is expected to be signed by Governor Cuomo, bans the manufacturing, sale, transport, and possession of firearms, rifles, shotguns, and the major components of weapons that... Read More
Thanks for supporting Youth Advocacy Day!

Thanks for supporting Youth Advocacy Day!

Thanks to our supporters who stepped up and sponsored students for Albany Youth Advocacy Day! Because of your support, our youth leaders are more energized than ever to advocate for safe schools and communities. Students from our ReACTION high school program and our Youth Over Guns advocacy group were excited to receive valuable hands-on experience in advocacy:... Read More
NYAGV, Youth Over Guns, Students and Legislators Rally at State Capitol

NYAGV, Youth Over Guns, Students and Legislators Rally at State Capitol

On May 7, NYAGV, Youth Over Guns, students from NYAGV’s ReACTION youth education program, volunteers and lawmakers rallied at the state Capitol to support gun violence prevention legislation. Read More
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 for this exciting day, where they’ll have the chance to: Meet with state lawmakers from their districts... 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 end gun violence in our neighborhoods. I went to Albany last year with NYAGV and a group from... 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 lawmakers, thank them for their leadership, and get hands-on advocacy experience. Students from NYAGV’s ReACTION Youth Education Program and Youth Over... Read More