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Remembering Parkland

Remembering Parkland

On Valentines Day one year ago, 17 students and educators were gunned down and many more injured by a young man with an assault weapon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  Today, we remember these individuals and their mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, friends and others who are left to deal with the painful... Read More
Videos from Albany Press Conferences

Videos from Albany Press Conferences

Check out these videos featuring NYAGV’s Executive Director, Rebecca Fischer, along with legislators and Governor Cuomo, discussing New York State’s new gun safety bills. The bills were passed by the Assembly and the Senate on January 29, and will become law upon the Governor’s signature. Read More
Gun violence: "a national crisis and an international embarrassment."

Gun violence: “a national crisis and an international embarrassment.”

Gun violence is a “national crisis and an international embarrassment.” –U.S. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler– Today, for the first time in eight years, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence and ways to prevent it. Headed by Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler of New York, this hearing was possible only because across... Read More
This week, your lawmakers delivered. Please thank them.

This week, your lawmakers delivered. Please thank them.

This past week, New York State Senators and Assembly members passed six new bills to reduce gun violence that will become law upon the Governor’s signature. The gun lobby and its supporters are already gearing up to oppose those who supported these bills–so it’s important we all show these legislators our appreciation! Please contact your representatives and thank... Read More
NYS Lawmakers Pass Bills to Reduce Gun Violence

NYS Lawmakers Pass Bills to Reduce Gun Violence

New York made significant progress in its efforts to reduce gun violence when the State Assembly and Senate approved six bills on January 29. Read More
Three crucial bills to support now.

Three crucial bills to support now.

The representatives you helped elect in November are taking action—as they promised—to reduce gun violence. Please act now to show your support for these crucial bills: New York ERPO/ “Red Flag” Bill The Extreme Risk (“Red Flag”) Protection Order bill would keep guns away from individuals in crisis by empowering family and household members, law enforcement, and... Read More
A year of progress. And more to come in 2019.

A year of progress. And more to come in 2019.

Thanks to your support and activism this past year, we made significant steps in preventing and reducing gun violence in New York. With your continued help, we’ll be able to accomplish even more in 2019! Together, here’s what we accomplished in 2018: √ We elected more gun-violence-prevention champions. Thanks to your votes, the New York State... Read More
Will you help transform young lives this year-end?

Will you help transform young lives this year-end?

Thanks to your past support, in 2018, The NYAGV Education Fund provided crucial programs to educate the next generation of leaders in gun violence prevention. ReACTION Youth Program students learned life-long skills such as public speaking, debating, planning and organizing, and conflict resolution–skills that will empower them to fight for change in their communities. These students also... Read More