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Posts tagged "Leah Barrett"
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... Read More
Member Meeting Highlights Legislative Activities

Member Meeting Highlights Legislative Activities

At NYAGV’s Spring Member Meeting on March 31 in New York City,  NYAGV members got a chance to network and find out about NYAGV’s state and federal legislative activities. After showing a video, “Guns with History,”  NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett... Read More
Barrett to Appear at Talkback Event March 17

Barrett to Appear at Talkback Event March 17

NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett will be the guest speaker at the March 17 Talkback following the play “The Events” at the New York Theater Workshop. The play, by award-winning Scottish playwright David Greig, focuses on a... Read More
Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Expand Background Checks

Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House to Expand Background Checks

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) welcomes the introduction of bipartisan legislation to expand federal background checks and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, domestic abusers, terrorists, and the seriously mentally ill. The bill, H.R.... Read More
Tonight in Manhasset: "Gun Sense in America"

Tonight in Manhasset: “Gun Sense in America”

Join us tonight in Manhasset for “Gun Sense in America”–a free community event about gun violence and what actions can be taken to reduce it. You’ll hear from panelists including Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, NYAGV Executive Director Leah Gunn Barrett, founding... Read More
NYAGV Press Conference Calls for Smart Gun Laws

NYAGV Press Conference Calls for Smart Gun Laws

Thanks for those who came out yesterday to join NYAGV for our “Smart Gun Laws Work” press conference yesterday at New York City Hall. Elected officials, families of gun violence victims, and many others were on hand to call... Read More
"Guns and Domestic Violence" Event Draws 150

“Guns and Domestic Violence” Event Draws 150

At John Jay College Monday evening over 150 attendees and representatives of 20 organizations from the domestic violence and gun violence prevention communities came together to discuss the deadly combination of intimate partner violence and guns. Speakers including John... Read More
Join us! Press Conference and Rally--Thursday 12/11 at City Hall

Join us! Press Conference and Rally–Thursday 12/11 at City Hall

In the two years since the Sandy Hook shootings, there have been 91 school shootings and more than 60,000 American deaths from gun violence. Come out this Thursday, December 11 at noon to the steps of NY City Hall and gather with... Read More