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NYAGV Announces Endorsements for Congressional Midterm Elections

NYAGV Announces Endorsements for Congressional Midterm Elections

New Yorkers Against Gun Violence today announced its candidate endorsements for the Congressional midterm elections on November 6, 2018. Each candidate has made a strong commitment to policies that reduce gun violence and help protect New York communities. NYAGV considered each candidate’s response to NYAGV’s candidate questionnaire, support for gun violence prevention legislation, and voting... Read More
Join us June 23! Policy Summit: Gun Violence Is a Health Crisis

Join us June 23! Policy Summit: Gun Violence Is a Health Crisis

Learn from a panel of public health advocates about gun violence prevention and how you can take action against it at “Gun Violence Is a Health Crisis,” a policy forum in Manhattan sponsored by the New York Doctors Coalition. NYAGV’s Rebecca Fischer will moderate the panel. Format: Introductory remarks, keynote, policy panel, and break-out groups. Breakfast at registration Date/time: Saturday, June 23 8:30 am – 12:30... Read More
NYAGV Members Meeting Discusses Legislation, Education Initiatives

NYAGV Members Meeting Discusses Legislation, Education Initiatives

Thanks to NYAGV members who attended Tuesday’s NYAGV Members Meeting in Manhattan. Attendees heard from: Rebecca Fischer, NYAGV Executive Director, who gave an update on gun-violence-prevention legislation, and urged members to take action on pending legislation. (See below.) Shaina Harrison, Program Director of the NYAGV Education Fund’s ReACTION Youth Program, who discussed working with high school students in high-risk areas... Read More
NYAGV Members Meeting: Tuesday, April 17 in NYC

NYAGV Members Meeting: Tuesday, April 17 in NYC

Join us for an important NYAGV Members Meeting on April 17 in Manhattan! You’ll receive an update on the latest federal and state gun legislation and learn how you can get involved in our grassroots efforts to prevent gun violence. Whether you’re already an NYAGV member or you’d like to join the cause, don’t miss... Read More
ERPO Bill Passes the NYS Assembly

ERPO Bill Passes the NYS Assembly

NYAGV applauds the New York State Assembly’s passage of the Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) bill on March 6. NYAGV has been advocating for this legislation, which would enable families and police to prevent individuals in crisis from accessing guns through court-issued protection orders. Rebecca Fischer, Executive Director of NYAGV, said, “In the aftermath of the Parkland... Read More
NYAGV Advocates in Albany for the State ERPO Bill

NYAGV Advocates in Albany for the State ERPO Bill

NYAGV’s Executive Director, Rebecca Fischer, joined state legislators in Albany at a press conference on February 27 to advocate for the New York Extreme Risk Protection Order bills (S.7133/A.8976). Extreme risk protection orders would enable families and police to prevent individuals in crisis from accessing guns through court-issued protection orders. “We thank our supporters for helping us make... Read More
NYAGV Appoints New Executive Director

NYAGV Appoints New Executive Director

On April 26, the Boards of Directors of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) and the New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund announced the appointment of Rebecca Fischer as Executive Director. Fischer, an attorney, previously practiced labor and employment law at a boutique firm that provides representation and strategic advice to non-profit management. Affiliated... Read More