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Posts tagged "albany"
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
Our Students Loved Albany Lobby Day!

Our Students Loved Albany Lobby Day!

Thanks to our supporters for making Albany Lobby Day an unforgettable experience for our ReAction Youth Education students! They had the chance to meet with state legislators–including Carmen Arroyo, Mark Gjonaj, Brian Kavanagh and others, participate in a press conference with legislators, and see state government in action!   Read More
Help us Take the ReAction Kids to Albany

Help us Take the ReAction Kids to Albany

On Tuesday, May 3, we’ll be taking students in the NYAGV ReAction Youth Program on a field trip to the state capital–where they’ll get a chance to meet with legislators, share their experiences, and advocate against gun violence. Albany Day is a life-changing experience for these students. Won’t you please help defray the costs of... Read More
Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

Firearm Safe Storage Law Takes Effect in the City of Albany

NYAGV joined Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Police Chief Brendan Cox and Albany Common Council member Cathy Fahey on January 14 to welcome in the City of Albany’s new firearm safe storage law.  Albany is the fifth New York Read More
Albany Common Council Passes Safe Storage Law

Albany Common Council Passes Safe Storage Law

Albany is the latest municipality to pass a safe storage law, with its Common Council approving the measure by a 14-1 vote on September 2. NYAGV had advocated for the law and was on hand for the Council’s vote. The law, designed to prevent unintentional shootings, suicides, homicides and gun thefts, requires any person who owns... Read More
Kids Get an Inside Look at State Government on Albany Field Trip

Kids Get an Inside Look at State Government on Albany Field Trip

Thanks to all our supporters who helped to make Albany Lobby Day a success!  Held May 4, this popular field trip gave our reACTION Youth Program students–from high schools in Crown Heights, the Bronx and Harlem–the opportunity to experience state government first hand. Read More
Meet us--and the kids--in Albany May 4.

Meet us–and the kids–in Albany May 4.

Monday, May 4 is Albany Lobby Day. Meet us at the Capitol Building with our reACTION Youth Program students to lobby for common sense gun laws. At this annual field trip, the reACTION students will get an inside look at state government, meet legislators and staff, and hold a rally to pass measures to Read More
Gun in a Flower Pot: The Dangers of "Community" Guns

Gun in a Flower Pot: The Dangers of “Community” Guns

Flower pots usually bring beauty to a neighborhood–but not in the case of the flower pot with the hidden gun. A nine-year-old boy shot himself in the hand after discovering the gun hidden in a flower pot found between two homes in Albany, NY. The gun is believed to have been a “community gun”–a gun hidden... Read More